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This means that, for example, to secure continuing funds for a database that originally emerged from a research project funded by the European Commission (EC), the project must be reinvented, with different aims and objectives, and with a different name. Similar devices are required to obtain funds in the UK and the US to support databases. Indeed, there is still no stable, adequately funded system of support even for large infrastructure projects and facilities, such as the EBI.
TKA is a Royal Society University Research Fellow. We thank the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health; the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the European Commission, GlaxoWellcome, and the Royal Society, for their support of our own database efforts. Finally, we thank the hundreds of database administrators without whom there would be no biological database infrastructure.