Coordination and Sustainability of International Mouse Informatics Resources

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CASIMIR is a coordination action of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission, which focuses on co-ordination and integration of databases set up in support of FP5 and FP6 projects containing experimental data, including sequences, and material resources such as biological collections, relevant to the use of the mouse as a model organism for human disease. Interoperability of disseminated databases will provide enormous synergy in the provision, integration and analysis of a wide range of data with concomitant added value for research projects. Having set standards and benchmarks the proposed action will then reach out to co-ordinate other European and International databases and consult with the Community.

The project comprises eight work packages and eight partners.

WP8 - User interactions

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schughart


Identify and describe use cases for database queries, analysis and representation of results through:

  • Holding user group meetings
  • Generate use reports
  • Assessment of scientific and financial value of current and future databases to users
  • Collate and report on community feedback from Web publications, literature publications and illustrative study.


European Commission within its FP6 Programme, under the thematic area "Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health".

Contract number: LSHG-CT-2006-037811. 


University of Cambridge, Cambridge

MRC- Medical Research Council, Oxfordshire Medical Research Council, Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh

Helmholtz Zentrum Braunschweig - German Research Centre for Infection Research

Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Monterotondo, Rome

European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge

FLEMING-Biomedical Sciences Research Center

Alexander Fleming Institute of Immunology Institute of Immunology, BSRC Alexander Fleming, Athens

CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto di Biologia Cellulare (CNR-IBC) Monterotondo Scalo, Rome (Italy)

Istituto di Biologia Cellulare, CNR, Campus "A. Buzzati-Traverso", Rome




Klaus Schughart


Prof. Dr. Paul Schofield, Cambridge University (UK)


Funding Agency