KnowEnG - knoweng

The grade for the resource as automatically determined by the criteria violations.
A full description of the resource from the resource itself, if possible.
KnowEnG enables knowledge-guided machine learning and graph mining analysis on genomic datasets using scalable cloud computation and exploration of results with interactive visualizations.
Last curated
(Optional) The ISO 8601 date of when the resource was last curated.
URL for the resource.
Source type
(Optional) How the resource relates to the data it contains. Current allowable entries are: "unknown", "repository", "source", "integrator", and "warehouse".
Curation status
Whether or not annotation is complete on this resource. Current allowable entries are: "complete", "incomplete", and "nonpublic".
The area of research for the resource.
The type of data the resource contains.
(Optional) Tags to describe the resource and its data.
protein families
molecular interaction
protein interaction
(Optional) Links to the resource's data.
The license that is used by the resource. We use SPDX where we can or: "inconsistent", "public domain", "unlicensed", "all rights reserved", or "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".
License location
(Optional) The link to the resource license.
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."
(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 B.2.1: Explicit statement that license only applies to new work.
Criteria B.2.2: I found no method of obtaining just the new work data.
Criteria C.1: The resource seems to be a self-contained platform; after some search, I found no bulk methods of download.
Criteria C.2: As C.1.
Criteria D.1.2: While the NC part allows for non-commercial reuse, SA has license requirements.
Criteria E.1.2: While the NC part allows for non-commercial reuse, SA has license requirements.
(Optional) Further commentary on the license, possibly including the though process of the curations and things like locations of additional licenses.
• Platform site requires registration/login.
• In footer of platform: "Portions licensed under CC BY ND NC 4.0 license"
• Nothing of interest under
• For knowledge graph, found more explicit info here:
• Licensing: "This work is licensed under a Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike license for academic uses only (, CC BY-NC-SA 4). Where work is the Derivative Works created by KN team from the various databases. We recommend that the researchers contact owners of the data sources directly to obtain necessary permissions and licenses to download data and/or use it in ways not envisioned in our license. The intent is for the KnowEnG system including KN and Tools to be available for free for academic use only."
• Evaluation by taking the latter at face value, assuming that it is an encompassing license for all new work, and the remaining requires negotiation with upstream.
• The major question is whether this is an A.1.1 violation or not; also, whether NC-SA is "restrictive" or "copyleft" for our purposes.
(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.
(Optional) Resource contact information, link, email, or whatever is public.
(Optional) Semi-structured list of supporting grants.
The KnowEnG BD2K center is supported by grant 1U54GM114838 awarded by NIGMS through funds provided by the trans-NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative

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The (Re)usable Data Project is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) OT3 TR002019 as part of the Biomedical Data Translator project and U24TR002306 as part of the CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H).
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