BioMart is a unique open source
data federation technology that provides unified access to
distributed databases storing a wide range of data. This DATABASE issue
recognizes BioMart's outstanding contributions to bioinformatics and
documents the achievements of the BioMart community, which has grown
impressively over the last ten years to become what it is today, a
collaboration between numerous database projects on five continents:
Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
I would like
to thank and congratulate the BioMart community on this impressive
achievement. This issue would have not been possible without their
dedication, expertise, passion and enthusiasm.