TOP 15 research tools of 2015

The year 2015 is officially over. Looking back, here’s a roundup of the TOP 15 of the year ’15, the online tools used most often by the brilliant people on LabWorm.

So without further ado, let’s see what the LabWormers picked as the top sites of 2015.


1. UCSC Genome Browser – Our champion for 2015!

ucscInformation-rich and graphic-based browser with annotations of whole genomes (we have a feeling its going to be hard to compete with this one for first place)


2. PubMed

pubmedTop biomedical literature search index (we didn’t fall off our chairs with this one)



davidThe Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery


4. cBioPortal

cbioportalTool for visualization, analysis and download of large-scale cancer genomics data from the TCGA project


5. Quartzy

quartzyThe free and easy way to manage your lab


6. Cytoscape

cytoscapeSoftware environment for integrated models of biomolecular interaction networks


7. GoPubMed

gopubmedAlternative for literature search with intelligent navigation options


8. Alignment Annotator

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 10.49.05 AMRendering and annotating sequence alignments


9. BioMart

biomartA community based portal to an assortment of big databases and analytical tools


10. Feedly

feedlyYour all-purpose news reader


11. bioRxiv

biorxivPreprint publications for biology


12. PubPeer

pubpeerCommunity discussion and anonymous critique of publications (the modern day arena where scientists fight till the death, viewer discretion advised)


13. Life Science Network

lifesciencenetworkPlatform for networking and sharing of knowledge in the life sciences field


14. Network of Cancer Genes

ncgManually curated repository of cancer genes derived from the scientific literature


and last but not least….


15. Trello

trelloFlexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone (we’d be lost without Trello and are happy to see it caught on)


We would like to thank all of you for being part of the LabWorm community and making these great choices. We are already anxious to see what you LabWormers will be up to in this coming year. Have a fantastic 2016 and may the Worm be with you all!


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