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Open Access Open Badges Editorial

GigaDB: announcing the GigaScience database

Tam P Sneddon, Peter Li and Scott C Edmunds*

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GigaScience, BGI-Hong Kong Co. Ltd, 16 Dai Fu Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, NT, Hong Kong

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GigaScience 2012, 1:11  doi:10.1186/2047-217X-1-11

Published: 12 July 2012


With the launch of GigaScience journal, here we provide insight into the accompanying database GigaDB, which allows the integration of manuscript publication with supporting data and tools. Reinforcing and upholding GigaScience’s goals to promote open-data and reproducibility of research, GigaDB also aims to provide a home, when a suitable public repository does not exist, for the supporting data or tools featured in the journal and beyond.