Specifications of Standards in Systems and Synthetic Biology: Status and Developments in 2017

J Integr Bioinform. 2018 Mar 29;15(1):20180013. doi: 10.1515/jib-2018-0013.


Standards are essential to the advancement of Systems and Synthetic Biology. COMBINE provides a formal body and a centralised platform to help develop and disseminate relevant standards and related resources. The regular special issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics aims to support the exchange, distribution and archiving of these standards by providing unified, easily citable access. This paper provides an overview of existing COMBINE standards and presents developments of the last year.

Keywords: COMBINE; Standards; Synthetic Biology; Systems Biology.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology / standards*
  • Documentation / standards*
  • Humans
  • Synthetic Biology / methods
  • Synthetic Biology / organization & administration
  • Synthetic Biology / standards*
  • Systems Biology / methods
  • Systems Biology / organization & administration
  • Systems Biology / standards*