About GDxBase:
GDxBase is the generic software that supports the T1DBase website. T1DBase is a type 1 diabetes (T1D) specific database and website supporting the T1D research community. The software is very generic and the look and feel of the website are controlled through style sheets and templates which are easily configurable. This allows the software to easily support other disease-based projects. The software is open access and can be downloaded from SourceForge ( under the GNU General Public License or the Perl Artistic License. Please note that software development is funded to support the T1D community.
To create a website for another disease, a number of tools are availble to build the databases needed for the website. Other data on the website is much more generic and is also freely available for use. A number of projects are using the GDxBase software such as type 2 diabetes (T2DBase - Mark McCarthy Oxford), bloodomics (BxBase - Willem Ouwehand, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI) and The University of Cambridge), diseases of energy and metabolism (GEMDBase - Ines Baroso, WTSI), prion disease (PDDB - ISB). Only T1DBase and HDBase, which supports Huntington's Disease (ISB) are publicly visible at present.

Download Information:
GDxBase is available from the SourceForge website under the project name ISBiology ( In order to get a working site, a large number of libraries need to be installed. A list of the the required libraries can be found in the GDxBase/docs directory. If you are interested in setting up a GDxBase for your projects please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Cite GDxBase: If you use GDxBase in your work and/or publication(s), please cite:
Smink LJ, Helton EM, Healy BC, Cavnor CC, Lam AC, Flamez D, Burren OS, Wang Y, Dolman GE, Burdick DB, Everett VH, Glusman G, Laneri D, Rowen L, Schuilenburg H, Walker NM, Mychaleckyj J, Wicker LS, Eizirik DL, Todd JA, Goodman N. (2005). T1DBase, a community web-based resource for type 1 diabetes research. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 1;33 Database Issue:D544-9. PMID: 15608258