Dialog Box


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Link your database with BioGrid

Once your institution’s Ethics Committee has approved your database being added to BioGrid, the following information is required:

  • Where is the database stored on your institution’s network or PC? E.g. s:/shared/my_data/results.dbs
  • Will the data be updated periodically (nightly/weekly/monthly) or is it a once off load to BioGrid?
  • What type of database is it? Eg SQL, Access, DB2
  • Which fields would you like to be viewed in BioGrid
    [Note: no identifiers are viewed but are required to make the unique subject index (USI) for linking]
  • Do you have the identifiers required to generate the USI?
    • Surname
    • First name
    • Middle initial (not compulsory)
    • Sex (not compulsory)
    • Date of Birth
    • Digits 5-9 of the Medicare number (not compulsory)
  • What are the definitions of the fields in your database? This is used to create the Web Business Glossary so users can search for information and compare definitions.

A BioGrid staff member will contact you about these questions once ethics have been approved.