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The BioCatalogue is a registry of biological Web Services. The BioCatalogue website is freely accessible to the world as it is searchable and indexable to search engines. It provides an open platform for biological Web Services registration, annotation and monitoring.

Our Goals:

  • Provide a single registration point for Web Service providers and a single search site for scientists and developers.
  • Provide a curated catalogue of life science web services
  • Providers, Expert curators and Users will provide oversight, monitor the catalogue and provide high quality annotations for services.
  • BioCatalogue as a place where the community can find, contact and meet the experts and maintainers of these services.

The BioCatalogue is a BBSRC funded project and has been running since 1st June 2008. The project is a joint venture between the University of Manchester (led by Carole Goble) and the EMBL-EBI (led by Rodrigo Lopez).

How To Get Involved

  • To contact us directly, email

How To Cite The Project

Bhagat, J., Tanoh, F., Nzuobontane, E., Laurent, T., Orlowski, J., Roos, M., Wolstencroft, K., Aleksejevs, S., Stevens, R., Pettifer, S., Lopez, R., Goble, C.A.: BioCatalogue: a universal catalogue of web services for the life sciences, Nucl. Acids Res., 2010. doi:10.1093/nar/gkq394

License of Code and Content

The BioCatalogue codebase is licensed under the BSD license. The content contributed on the and sites are licensed under the Creative Commons Public Domain License unless specified otherwise. Please see the Terms of Use for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: the Creative Commons Public Domain License has since been retired (in Oct 2010) and we are in the process of moving to a new license for the content.

News & Events

  • Carole Goble presented BioCatalogue at BioIT Europe 2010 Hannover, Germany 05-09 Oct 2010. (slides)
  • BioCatalogue first iPhone and iPad app now available for download for free here
  • The National Cancer Research Institute has integrated the BioCatalogue into their ONIX Portal. More details
  • The BioCatalogue was presented and demoed at ISMB 2010 in Boston, MA USA [ slides ]
  • Check out a cool BioCatalogue introduction video on the OpenHelix Blog
  • The BioCatalogue Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) paper has now been published. Find it here
  • There is a BioCatalogue demo at ISMB 2010 in Boston on Sunday, July 11 from 3:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m, room 309
  • The BioCatalogue team will be at the EMBRACE Workshop for Web Service Providers in Bioinformatics: Syntax, Semantics and Publishing, June 2-4, 2010, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark

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