Welcome to BiobankUniverse
BiobankUniverse is a data discovery and matching system for biobanks built in MOLGENIS that can automatically tag biobank attributes (metadata) with ontology terms from Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and based on which generate candidate attribute matches between biobanks. In addition, BiobankUniverse can calculate the overall similarities between biobanks so that users can quickly get an approximation of how close/far the biobanks are to each other.
The circle represents a biobank and the larger a biobank, the larger the circle. The line represents the distance between the biobanks, the longer the line, the less similar the connected biobanks are to each other. There are two types of universes, one is generated based on the overall similarity of the automatically tagged ontology terms, the other one is generated based on the number of candidate matches.
For example, click on the button 'Number of matches', type in 'Beer' in the search box and select 'C0004922:Beer' and then hit the 'Search' button, only the candidate matches related to 'Beer' are retrieved and universe will reduce in size. The search box is configured with typeahead function to provide ontology terms, please be patient if the ontology term list doesn't show up fast.
Curate attribute matches