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Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in registering for the Tandem Repeats Database.

The database consists of two parts.

1. A public repository for information on tandem repeats in sequenced genomes. For these genomes, we include separate annotation data about other sequence fetures (genes, transcription factor binding sites, other repeats) when this data is available so that the occurrence of tandem repeats may be correlated with these features. The genomes currently available in TRDB are Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, Escherichia coli, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We will gladly try to accomodate requests to add new genomes.

2. A private repository and workspace for registered users. This is for analysis of user uploaded sequences with the Tandem Repeats Finder (TRF) and other programs. Results appear in a private workspace available only to the user and user selected collaborators.

Our goal is to make TRDB an informative and innovative database, especially with regard to 1) holding essential data about tandem repeats, 2) creating bioinformatics tools and methods for data visualization to speed and simplify the analysis of those repeats, 3) creating easy to use and intuitive interfaces for accessing the database and 4) simplifying collaborative research.

WE WELCOME USER SUGGESTIONS, EVEN WILDLY AMBITIOUS ONES. IF YOU HAVE SOME IDEAS THAT WILL SIMPLIFY YOUR DATA ANALYSIS OR THAT YOU BELIEVE WILL IMPROVE THE DATABASE, PLEASE SEND THEM ALONG. A MAIL LINK FOR SUGGESTIONS IS AVAILABLE ONCE YOU HAVE LOGGED ONTO TRDB.

The development of TRDB is partially funded through grant DBI-0090789 to Dr. Gary Benson from the National Science Foundation. In order to ensure continued funding for TRDB, we are collecting a limited amount of data from users to present to funding agencies. This primarily consists of 1) a short description of your research and the purposes for which you hope to use TRDB and 2) where you work. This information will only be shared in an aggregated, anonymous way, with no names or identifying information attached. Your information is kept confidential and will not be used for any purposes that violate our privacy statement.

Please fill out the fields below. We will send you email confirmation that you have been added to the registration list and registered. Thank you.


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