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The Metabolomics Community People Portal is an information resource for research and scholarship. The People Portal organizes information about metabolomics researchers and their work — their activities, interests, and accomplishments. Information is assembled regarding people, collaborators, projects, studies, publications, tools, datasets, and more. The People Portal can be used to find potential collaborators and mentors, to study aspects of inquiry, and to help understand the processes of creating, transmitting and preserving knowledge.

New to the People Portal?

Those new to the People Portal may wish to review the "About People Portal" link below, which describes the VIVO technology that is used to support the semantic web technology that underpins the People Portal, as well as background information provided in "Where does the People Portal get its data?," which describes methods used by the Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating center to assemble and represent the research activity of the Metabolomics Community.

"Finding information in the People Portal" provides additional material on searching and exploring the Metabolomics community. "How to edit information" addresses adding and improving the information in the People Portal.

Where does the People Portal get its data?

The Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center's People Portal is sourced from two publicly accessible datasets. The first data source is the Metabolomics Workbench and the second source is PubMed.

The metadata found in the Metabolomics Workbench is shared with the Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center as a monthly dataset that is ingested through a series of scripts and transformations. These data are then loaded into an instance of VIVO to create profiles that highlight research, publications, data, and collaborations in the metabolomics community using triple pattern fragment (TPF) technology.

The PubMed publication information is sourced from the PubMed API and scripted to extract and load publication information for the relevant researchers' profile and stored in VIVO.

How do I search?

From the People Portal sub-menu, select the information sections for people, publications, projects, studies, organizations, or tools. From these pages, type any phrase in the search box and the information will automatically condense to display the relevant information for the word entered. On the people page type in the word "Sara" for the page to only show people with the name Sara among the researchers in the database or from the projects page type in the word "kidney" to condense the information to projects related to kidney research. Additionally, the box to the left of the information displayed on each page represents

The metadata found in the Metabolomics Workbench is shared with the Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center as a monthly dataset that is ingested through a series of scripts and transformations. These data are then loaded into an instance of VIVO to create profiles that highlight research, publications, data, and collaborations in the metabolomics community using triple pattern fragment (TPF) technology.

The PubMed publication information is sourced from the PubMed API and scripted to extract and load publication information for the relevant researchers profile and stored in VIVO.

The majority of the tools information is sourced from the Metabolomics Tools Wiki.

How do I edit information?

All researchers that submit information to the Metabolomics Workbench or develop tools for the community have their information included in the People Portal. To edit the information on the People portal, please report an issue on GitHub and include the page that needs to be edited.

How can I download all your data?

We provide monthly snapshots of the People Portal data.