RiceWiki Edit

Citations: 10

z-index: 2

Basic information
Short name RiceWiki
Full name Community-curated resource of rice knowledge
Description RiceWiki, a project of IC4R (Information Commmons for Rice) as well as a component of ScienceWikis, is a wiki-based, publicly editable and open-content platform for community curation of rice genes, viz., a community-curated resource of rice knowledge
URL http://wiki.ic4r.org
Year founded 2013
Last update & version 2015-3-4 v1.0
Accessibility Accessible
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The contact information is provided to facilitate update of database information, and it is curated based on the contact details in the database or the related publications. To ensure effective contact with database constructors, we give priority to the contact details in the database.

University/Institution Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
City Beijing
Country/Region China
Contact name (PI/Team) Zhang Zhang
Contact email (PI/Helpdesk) zhangzhang@big.ac.cn
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  • RiceWiki: a wiki-based database for community curation of rice genes. [PMID: 24136999]
    Zhang Zhang, Jian Sang, Lina Ma, Gang Wu, Hao Wu, Dawei Huang, Dong Zou, Siqi Liu, Ang Li, Lili Hao, Ming Tian, Chao Xu, Xumin Wang, Jiayan Wu, Jingfa Xiao, Lin Dai, Ling-Ling Chen, Songnian Hu, Jun Yu

    Rice is the most important staple food for a large part of the world's human population and also a key model organism for biological studies of crops as well as other related plants. Here we present RiceWiki (http://ricewiki.big.ac.cn), a wiki-based, publicly editable and open-content platform for community curation of rice genes. Most existing related biological databases are based on expert curation; with the exponentially exploding volume of rice knowledge and other relevant data, however, expert curation becomes increasingly laborious and time-consuming to keep knowledge up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive, struggling with the flood of data and requiring a large number of people getting involved in rice knowledge curation. Unlike extant relevant databases, RiceWiki features harnessing collective intelligence in community curation of rice genes, quantifying users' contributions in each curated gene and providing explicit authorship for each contributor in any given gene, with the aim to exploit the full potential of the scientific community for rice knowledge curation. Based on community curation, RiceWiki bears the potential to make it possible to build a rice encyclopedia by and for the scientific community that harnesses community intelligence for collaborative knowledge curation, covers all aspects of biological knowledge and keeps evolving with novel knowledge.

    Nucleic Acids Res 2014:42(Database issue)

    10 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2019-09-03)


  • Ranking in all databases: No. 2252
  • Ranking in category/categories:
    • Gene genome and annotation: No. 679
    • Literature: No. 124
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  • Created on: 2015-06-20
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