The Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) is an open software and data platform that aims to enable researchers to predict and ultimately design biological function. KBase’s unified data model allows users to perform integrated analyses across plants, microbes, and their communities with a wide range of tools that interoperate across the tree of life, and to publish their data, methods, results and thoughts in persistent, citable, executable, and reusable electronic narratives that allow scientists to build on the work of others. KBase's open platform will enable external developers to integrate their analysis tools, facilitating distribution, comparative tool analysis, and access to enterprise-class computing.
Researchers in the Integrated Data Framework group have primarily contributed to the design, development, and deployment of the KBase "Narrative" interface, which combines an electronic notebook with the power of KBase's underlying data and computational infrastructure to provide a computational platform for shareable and reproducible scientific results. See the narrative interface online here.