The International Society for Biocuration (ISB) was created to promote biocuration, the product of multidisciplinary teams of database curators, software developers and bioinformaticians. Biocurators, whose work facilitates research and education across the life sciences, create and maintain a wide variety of online tools and databases essential to the biological community in their daily work. Such important efforts now have a rightful home at DATABASE.
DATABASE, The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, supports the growing need of the research community to discuss a range of issues related to the creation, development and maintenance of biological databases, and to strengthen communication between database developers, curators and users. As this resonates strongly with the mission of the ISB, we are delighted to announce that DATABASE has now become the Society’s official journal. DATABASE has published more than 250 papers, 50 of which have appeared in the Biocuration Virtual Issue, a special collection of articles describing work presented at the annual International Biocuration Conference.