Linking mechanisms in data repositories: A case study of BioSample database

Jian Qin, Alicia Leathers, Vivian Tompkins

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This poster reports upon a case study of the linking mechanisms in the NCBI BioSample database and its immediate connections, examining the types of links, their functions, and implications according to the FAIR data principles. The study allowed the authors to conduct a more detailed analysis of one area of data management by focusing on one database's linking mechanisms, providing a glimpse into the role of linking mechanisms to support biomedical research and discovery and serving as a model for future studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere365
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


  • BioSample database
  • evaluation of FAIR data
  • link types
  • linking in data repositories
  • metadata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Library and Information Sciences


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