Last updated: October 31, 2013
The TargetTrack database is updated weekly on Fridays.
All groups interested in enabling biomedical research are encouraged to deposit their data to TargetTrack. Note that once a target is deposited to TargetTrack, it is considered public domain and cannot be removed from the database.
TargetTrack primarily accepts XML files. The current schema version is targetTrack-v1.4.1 (released April 2013)
Update (10/31/2013) Full user documentation of the current TargetTrack schema is available: TargetTrack User Documentation
The TargetTrack User Documentation contains the following sections:
Update (10/31/2013) In addition, there are multiple supporting documentation files of the schema listed here:
|Schema Documentation (HTML)||XML Schema (v1.4.1)|
|Schema Documentation (PDF)||Short XML example|
|All Enumeration Options (XLS)||Schema Diagram (JPG)|
Update (05/29/12) A spreadsheet can also be used if your target list is shorter. We recommend that if you have 50 targets or more, you may want to consider a LIMS system as manual entry with this spreadsheet may prove laborious.
To deposit targets by spreadsheet, download the following three files and follow the TargetTrack Spreadsheet Instructions document.
There are free text elements where you insert the entire protocol into your data file, and reference them for each experimental step. Please review our Protocol Style Guide to learn how best to describe your protocols.
It is important to validate your XML datafiles to make sure there are no errors. There are two ways to use the validation software:
TargetTrack files tested using the online tool will not be used for database deposition until you notify us that they are ready for use.
TargetTrack is updated every Friday, so please time your depositions accordingly:
Support for this resource is provided by the Protein Structure Initiative:Biology program at NIGMS.
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