Viruses represent important test cases for data federation due to their genome size and the rapid increase in sequence data in publicly available databases. However, some consequences of previously decentralized (unfederated) data are lack of consensus or comparisons between feature annotations.
Recommended citation: Martí-Carreras, J. et al. NCBI’s Virus Discovery Codeathon: Building “FIVE” — The Federated Index of Viral Experiments API Index. Viruses (2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/v12121424