WikiPathways - wikipathways

Grade
The grade for the resource as automatically determined by the criteria violations.
4.5
Description
A full description of the resource from the resource itself, if possible.
WikiPathways is a database of biological pathways maintained by and for the scientific community.
Last curated
(Optional) The ISO 8601 date of when the resource was last curated.
2017-12-08
Location
URL for the resource.
https://www.wikipathways.org
Source type
(Optional) How the resource relates to the data it contains. Current allowable entries are: "unknown", "repository", "source", "integrator", and "warehouse".
source
Curation status
Whether or not annotation is complete on this resource. Current allowable entries are: "complete", "incomplete", and "nonpublic".
complete
Field
The area of research for the resource.
biology
Type
The type of data the resource contains.
pathway
Categories
(Optional) Tags to describe the resource and its data.
disease
micronutrient
nanomaterial
ExDNA
renal genomics
adverse outcomes
regenerative medicine
clinical proteomic tumor analysis
Access
(Optional) Links to the resource's data.
download
api
License
The license that is used by the resource. We use SPDX where we can or: "inconsistent", "public domain", "unlicensed", "all rights reserved", or "custom".
custom
License type
The type of license that is being used. This will be to define compatible data pools in the future; we only use the grossest terms now. If it is not known "unknown" is used. Current possible values are: "unknown", "unlicensed", "copyleft", "permissive", "public domain", "copyright", "restrictive", or "private pool".
permissive
License location
(Optional) The link to the resource license.
https://www.wikipathways.org/index.php/WikiPathways:License_Terms
Focused curation
(Optional) Setting this flag to true indicates that the licensing was combinatorially complicated enough (as is the case in some commercial licenses) that the curator chose to wear a single "hat" during the process. From the site text: "While we try to cover as much of the licensing possibilities of a data resource that we can, in a few cases we may choose a particular "hat" to wear while evaluating to prevent a combinatorial explosion, which may also reduce the clarity of our curations for the community. In these cases, we may take on the role of a (1) non-commercial (2) academic (3) group that is (4) based in the US and trying to (5) create an aggregating resource, noting that other entities may have different results in the license commentary."
false
Issues
(Optional) Structured issues with the license. For every issue discovered with a resource, there should be a corresponding item in the license-issues field that marks the /exact/ violation, along with any comments. This field can be used by resources as the first step to improvement, as well as clarify any surrounding circumstances. Any issues or thoughts about a resource that do not slot into one of the criteria violations can go into the license-commentary field.
Criteria A.2.2: While the linked terms page states that all WikiPathways data is CC0, the \"Redistributing\" states that: \"...you are not allowed to charge for the content it self [sic].\"
Commentary
(Optional) Further commentary on the license, possibly including the though process of the curations and things like locations of additional licenses.
• In addition to the wording mentioned in the A.2 violation, the same section mentions that you can distribute and charge as long as \"it is made clear that the content is free and freely available from WikiPathways.org.\" Both of these seem to undermine the intent of the CC0 terms.
Controversial
(Optional) Marker noting that there was some extended internal discussion or controversy about the evaluation of the licensing terms. If this is marked at "true", the controversy, or a link to a permanent archive of the controversy, must be sufficiently contained in the "license-commentary" to reconstruct the issues.
false
Contacts
(Optional) Resource contact information, link, email, or whatever is public.
https://www.wikipathways.org/index.php/Contact_Us
Grants
(Optional) Semi-structured list of supporting grants.
The BioRange program of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC) (Netherland Genomics Initiative grant)
The WikiPathways project is funded by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIH grant R01-GM100039)
The WikiPathways project is also funded by the National Resource for Network Biology (National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant P41 GM103504).
Google Summer of Code has supported a number of students working on WikiPathways
Maastricht University: Broad Research Strategy Program Part 2 (BOS2)
Transnational University Limburg (tUL)
IOP Gut Health
EU network of Excellence NuGO (EC FP6 grant 506360)
MicroGennet (EU Marie Curie action program IRSES grant 269210)
Open PHACTS (IMI grant)
eNanoMapper (EC FP7 grant 604134)

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