Imex Central Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to register to check the status of a publication I am interested in ?
No, the curation status of individual publications within Imex Central is publically
available to anyone.
Do I have to register to request curation of a publication I am interested in ?
Yes, as a person interested in curation of a particular publication you might be, apart from
the publication authors, one of the people most knowledgable about the paper contents and its
relevance. This might be valuable during curation by one of the IMEx curators. It will also
let us notify you once the publication has been curated. Last but not least, it limits the
possibility of flooding the site with script-generated, bogus curation requests.
How do I provide cross-references to the IMEx records on my own Web page ?
Cross-references to IMEx datasets and individual IMEx records that describe interactions
reported in individual publications curated by one of the
can be created through hyperlinks referring to
where <imex-accession> is the accession of IMEx interaction dataset (of the form
IM-nnnnn) or IMEx record (of the form IM-nnnnn-nn). Clicking on such hyperlink
will automatically redirect the browser to a page located on the server of the IMEx partner
database that curated and/or currently distibutes the dataset of interest. The address of such
be also retrieved without automatic redirection by using
Accessions of the publicly IMEx datasets that describe interactions extracted from a particular
publication can be obtained through a mapping service located at:
where <accession> is either Pubmed identifier (default) or
DOI of the article
of interest (when optional ns=doi parameter is used). Provided such accession exists,
the service will return a JSON-formatted string with IMEx dataset accession (IM-nnnnn) and
information abouth the database that originally curated the interaction dataset. See demo pages
for sample jQuery and YUI2 code.