This  has been developed to assist researchers in retrieving the most applicable analytic tools by allowing them to formulate their questions using natural language. Select the "Search" sub-menu to enter your query or select "Browse" to explore the tools by category.


The Bio-TDS is a flexible retrieval system that affords users from multiple bioscience domains (e.g. genomic, proteomic, bio-imaging) the ability to query over 12,000 analytic tool descriptions integrated from well-established, community repositories. One of the primary components of the Bio-TDS is the ontology and natural language processing workflow for annotation, curation, query processing, and evaluation. The Bio-TDS offers researchers the capacity to associate their bioscience question with the most relevant computational toolsets required for the data analysis in their knowledge discovery process.

Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 45, Issue D1, 4 January 2017, Pages D1117–D1122,