Model Organism Databases are repositories for information on those organisms with a wealth of biological data that make them attractive to study as models of other species – including humans – that are more difficult to study directly . Historically, these model organism databases include the handful of species with extensive genomic research data, such as the NIH model organisms.
The acronym has been extended to include Many organism and My organism databases, so that the MOD in GMOD applies to almost all organism/genome database projects.
GMOD Participating databases
The following databases/organizations are contributing to and/or adopting GMOD components, as of early 2007. See GMOD Users for a more detailed list.