MRS - Efficient Management System for Biological Databanks
The MRS software provides the tools to rapidly and reliably download, store, index, and query flat-file biomolecular databanks. It was selected for the SIMDAT pharma infrastructure for its ability to give access to permanently updated databanks. It provides automated production of the corresponding BLAST-formatted databanks required by analysis services. The current status of permanently updated databanks is provided thanks to a Web service query. This procedure is used to advertise the corresponding MRS server on the central SIMDAT semantic broker. MRS was designed and implemented by Maarten Hekkelman and Gert Vriend at the Center for Molecular and Biomolecular informatics at the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands).