Omics Discovery Index (OmicsDI)


Principal Investigators

Peipei Ping, PhD, UC Los Angeles
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, MBA, PhD, UC San Diego


Eric Deutsch, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology
Henning Hermjakob, MScB, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, PhD, University of Oxford, Nature Publishing Group


This pilot brings together and builds on some of the work by the HeartBD2K and bioCADDIE NIH BD2K centers. The Omics Discovery Index (OmicsDI) will focus on piloting metadata- and molecular-based search for datasets across a heterogeneous, distributed group of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data resources. A common metadata model and interactive visualisation will enable a user-friendly, lightweight OmicsDI portal spanning eight repositories in two continents and six organizations, including both open and controlled access data resources.