The EBI RDF platform: linked open data for the life sciences

Bioinformatics. 2014 May 1;30(9):1338-9. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt765. Epub 2014 Jan 11.


Resource description framework (RDF) is an emerging technology for describing, publishing and linking life science data. As a major provider of bioinformatics data and services, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is committed to making data readily accessible to the community in ways that meet existing demand. The EBI RDF platform has been developed to meet an increasing demand to coordinate RDF activities across the institute and provides a new entry point to querying and exploring integrated resources available at the EBI.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes
  • Biomedical Research
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Internet