Biocurators collect and annotate the scientific community’s data in publicly accessible databases. In the era of genome sequencing and big data, scientific database curation has become very important to make sense of data in the big picture and to allow free exchange of information. Biocurators must have a strong science background to understand data sets and determine which data, annotations, and user tools are most important to the community they serve. Biocurators must also have strong technical computer skills. These professionals work for database consortiums.
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