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The GRID: The General Repository for Interaction Datasets

Bobby-Joe Breitkreutz12, Chris Stark12 and Mike Tyers1*

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1 Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X5, Canada

2 These authors contributed equally to this work

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Genome Biology 2002, 3:preprint0013-preprint0013.5  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-12-preprint0013

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Published: 21 November 2002


We have developed a relational database, called the General Repository for Interaction Datasets (The GRID; webcite) to archive and display physical, genetic and functional interactions. The GRID displays data-rich interaction tables for any protein of interest, combines literature-derived and high throughput interaction datasets, and is readily accessible via the World Wide Web. Interactions parsed in the GRID can be viewed in graphical form with a versatile visualization tool called Osprey.