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Infrastructure for the life sciences: design and implementation of the UniProt website

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Bioinformatics, January 2009
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Title
Infrastructure for the life sciences: design and implementation of the UniProt website
Published in
BMC Bioinformatics, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2105-10-136
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Authors

Eric Jain, Amos Bairoch, Severine Duvaud, Isabelle Phan, Nicole Redaschi, Baris E Suzek, Maria J Martin, Peter McGarvey, Elisabeth Gasteiger

Abstract

The UniProt consortium was formed in 2002 by groups from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the Protein Information Resource (PIR) at Georgetown University, and soon afterwards the website http://www.uniprot.org was set up as a central entry point to UniProt resources. Requests to this address were redirected to one of the three organisations' websites. While these sites shared a set of static pages with general information about UniProt, their pages for searching and viewing data were different. To provide users with a consistent view and to cut the cost of maintaining three separate sites, the consortium decided to develop a common website for UniProt. Following several years of intense development and a year of public beta testing, the http://www.uniprot.org domain was switched to the newly developed site described in this paper in July 2008.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 9 4%
Germany 7 3%
United States 6 3%
Brazil 4 2%
Spain 3 1%
France 2 <1%
Colombia 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 11 5%
Unknown 174 79%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 27%
Researcher 57 26%
Student > Bachelor 23 10%
Student > Master 20 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 5%
Other 42 19%
Unknown 8 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 114 52%
Computer Science 26 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 10%
Engineering 10 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 4%
Other 24 11%
Unknown 14 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 August 2014.
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#1,786,330
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Outputs from BMC Bioinformatics
#1,342
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Outputs of similar age
#30,709
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Bioinformatics
#77
of 147 outputs
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