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Database (Oxford). 2019 Jan 1;2019. pii: baz123. doi: 10.1093/database/baz123.

Reactome and ORCID-fine-grained credit attribution for community curation.

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire CB10 1SD, UK.
Department of Biochemistry, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA.
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, ON, M5G 0A3, Canada.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John's University, Queens, NY 11439, USA.
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA.
State Key Laboratory of Proteomics, Beijing Proteome Research Center, Beijing Institute of Lifeomics, National Center for Protein Sciences (The PHOENIX Center, Beijing), 102206, Beijing, China.


Reactome is a manually curated, open-source, open-data knowledge base of biomolecular pathways. Reactome has always provided clear credit attribution for authors, curators and reviewers through fine-grained annotation of all three roles at the reaction and pathway level. These data are visible in the web interface and provided through the various data download formats. To enhance visibility and credit attribution for the work of authors, curators and reviewers, and to provide additional opportunities for Reactome community engagement, we have implemented key changes to Reactome: contributor names are now fully searchable in the web interface, and contributors can 'claim' their contributions to their ORCID profile with a few clicks. In addition, we are reaching out to domain experts to request their help in reviewing and editing Reactome pathways through a new 'Contribution' section, highlighting pathways which are awaiting community review. Database URL:

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