Welcome to ORegAnno version 3.0
The Open REGulatory ANNOtation database (ORegAnno) is an open database for the curation of known regulatory elements from scientific literature.
Annotation is collected from users worldwide for various biological assays and is automatically cross-referenced against PubMED,
Entrez Gene, EnsEMBL,
dbSNP, the eVOC: Cell type ontology,
and the Taxonomy database, where appropriate, with information
regarding the original experimentation performed (evidence).
ORegAnno further provides an open validation process for all regulatory annotation in the public
domain. Assigned validators receive notification of new records in the database and are able to cross-reference the citation to ensure record
integrity. Validators have the ability to modify any record (deprecating the old record and creating a new one) if an error is found.
Further, any contributor to the database can comment on any annotation by marking errors, or adding special reports into function as they see fit. These features
of ORegAnno ensure that the collection is of the highest quality and uniquely provides a dynamic view of our changing understanding of gene regulation
in the various genomes. As a first step, we recommend reading through our Help page.
The ORegAnno data and web application are all LGPL open-source to encourage the development
and maintenance of the database to new information and experimentation techniques. Please use our current citation information when referring to ORegAnno data in publication. We encourage interested contributors to send email to the ORegAnno
mailing list at email@example.com or to visit the mailing-list archives.