Immunome Research

Immunome Research
Open Access

ISSN: 1745-7580


A Model for Collaborative Curation, The IEDB and ChEBI Curation of Non-peptidic Epitopes

Randi Vita, Bjoern Peters, Zara Josephs, Paula de Matos, Marcus Ennis, Steve Turner, Christoph Steinbeck, Emily Seymour, Laura Zarebski, and Alessandro Sette

The Immune Epitope Database (IEDB) recently expanded and enhanced its non-peptidic epitope related data utilizing a collaboration with Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI), resulting in the first re-source that brings together published immunological data with the expertise of the ChEBI database. This procedure took advantage of the distinct expertise of the IEDB and ChEBI databases to improve content and enhance interoperability of both databases. This project has resulted in the comprehensive inventory and curation of immune epitope data related to non-peptidic structures and serves as a model for success-ful collaborative curation between established resources.