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Scharm M, Wendland F, Peters M, Wolfien M, Theile T, Waltemath D.2014. The CombineArchiveWeb application – A web based tool to handle files associated with modelling results. PeerJ PrePrints2:e639v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.639v1
Sharing in silico experiments is essential for the advance of research in computational biology. Consequently, the COMBINE archive was designed as a digital container format. It eases the management of files related to a modelling result, fosters collaboration, and ultimately enables the exchange of reproducible simulation studies. However, manual handling of COMBINE archives is tedious and error prone. We therefore developed the CombineArchiveWeb application to support scientists in promoting and publishing their research by means of creating, exploring, modifying, and sharing archives. All files are equipped with meta data and can be distributed over the Web through shareable workspaces.
We developed the CombineArchive Toolkit. It consists of a core library, a desktop application, and a web based interface. Taken together, our tools support researchers in creating and exploring COMBINE archives.