This user guide aims to help you through the different steps to register your own entry to bio.tools.
If you find a bug, have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us.
Create an account¶
Creating an account on bio.tools is very quick and simple. Just click on the sign up button at the top-right corner of the page. Then you just need to give a username, your email address and a password to get your account done.
The registration of an new entry is splitted in different parts that are described below.
Saving the entry makes it directly available online. If you want to save what you have done without publishing it, the only way is to go to the JSON part and save the .json file locally.
For this first part, you give the main descriptors of your entry. This includess the name of your resource with a description, its version and a homepage URL. A unique ID is automatically generated from the name but it is still possible to change it.
In each box, you can add as many fields as you want. You can also add a general comment about the function (this is particularly useful when your entry has several functions).
In this part, you can tell more about your tool:
At least one contact is required to register a tool but you can add as many contact as you want.
If you wish to mention people that participated in the development of the tool, you can use the Credits part.
You can here share all the different download links you want. It can be many different kind such as binaries, source code, biological data, test data (full list available on the drop down menu of Download type).
Make your different documentations for your tool available here.
Share the different publications of the tool which can be the primary publication but also review or secondary references that are relevant to this tool. You can use either the PubMed Central ID (PMCID), the PubMed ID (PMID) or the Digital Object ID (DOI).
Credits represent all type of entities that participated in the tool. It can be a people, but also an institution or a consortium.
This is all the information you gave about your tool, formatted in JSON format.
You can decide to make the entry either editable only by yourself, a list of users or anyone.
Update a resource¶
- Click on update this record if it concerns minor changes
- Click on create a new version to register a new version. This allows to keep all the information concerning the previous version
Remove a resource¶
Removing an entry is definitive.
Search for a tool¶