LINCS Information FramEwork (LIFE)

The LINCS program aims to generate an extensive reference set of cellular response signatures to a variety of small molecule and genetic perturbations. The goal is to create a sustainable and widely accessible knowledge resource to advance our understanding of the highly orchestrated interplay of molecular biological components in maintaining healthy development and how their perturbation causes disease. The data sets produced at LINCS span a variety of assay formats and technologies, including biochemical and single cell phenotypic responses, and genome-wide transcriptional profiling.

The LIFE project proposes to develop a novel knowledge-based, extensible information system of interconnected components that leverages semantic-web technologies and domain level ontologies. This system is called LIFE (LINCS Information FramEwork).