FAQs - tellic data

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  1. What is tellic data's entity coverage?
  2. What is tellic data's biomedical research corpus? 
  3. Can I request new data sources to be added to tellic data? 
  4. Can I request new entity types to be added to tellic data?
  5. How often do you update tellic data?
  6. I found a missing entity entry in the tellic dataset - can you add it?
  7. I found a false positive or false negative in the curated research - can you fix it?
  8. How can I ingest or access the tellic dataset?
  9. How do I cite tellic data? 
  10. Can I use tellic data in collaboration with third-party/external service providers? 

1. What is tellic data's entity coverage?

  • tellic data currently covers the following entities:
    • Gene
    • Phenotype
    • Variant
    • Drug
    • Disease
    • Tissue Type
    • Cell TypeComing soon:
2. What is tellic data's biomedical research corpus? 
  • tellic data curates and surfaces relationships from the following data sources:
    • PubMed
    • PubMed Central
    • bioRxiv
    • medRxiv
    • arXiv
    • ClinicalTrials.gov
    • CZI
    • Google Patents
    • GWAS catalog
    • Cross-references to commonly used ontologies and data sources such as Uniprot, OpenTargets, and more 

    3. Can I request new data sources to be added to tellic data? 

    Yes. Please email any new data source requests, feedback, or requests for product help at support@tellic.com.

    4. Can I request new entity types to be added to tellic data?

    Yes. Please email any new entity type requests, feedback, or requests for product help at support@tellic.com.

    5. How often do you update tellic data?

    tellic data is updated periodically. We notify all users in advance of any data updates. If you cannot find a recent publication or document that you are looking for, please let us know by emailing us at support@tellic.com.

    6. I found a missing entity entry in the tellic dataset - can you add it?

    tellic data aggregates the synonyms for each of our biological concepts, where appropriate, and maps these synonyms to a single ontological concept based on the entity type. 

    • For Diseases, refer to the MeSH ontology. Note that the scope of our MeSH curation covers the "Diseases Category" tree of the ontology. 

    • For Genes, refer to the Entrez ontology.

    • For Phenotypes, refer to the EFO ontology.

    • For Drugs, refer to CHEMBL.

    We also include cross-references to other commonly used entity ontologies such as ENSEMBL and Entrez. While an entity has an approved name in one ontology, it may have a different name in another. 

    If you believe we are still missing an entity, please contact us at support@tellic.com, and our team will validate the entity and include it within tellic data.

    7. I found a false positive or false negative in the curated research - can you fix it?

    Please contact us at support@tellic.com with information pertaining to the false positive or false negative, and our team will validate the issue and address the issue as appropriate. Thank you in advance for helping us to improve our data. 

    8. How can I ingest or access the tellic dataset?

    We provide tellic data through a variety of interfaces. Examples include cloud storage buckets, APIs, and direct download formats. We can also provide custom solutions to meet specific business requirements. Reach out to us at info@tellic.com to learn more. 

    9. How do I cite tellic graph.c19 in my research or publications?

    • Please cite the use of tellic graph.c19 as a research methodology in any publications describing work stemming from tellic graph searches. Include the graph version used (for example tellic graph.C19), date accessed, and a brief description.
    • For example: "In the target identification process, we used tellic data, which uses NLP and AI to process millions of data points across multiple sources (www.tellic.com, tellic data searched March 26, 2020)." -- Please contact us for best practice language if you need to include additional details about the tool.

    10. Can I use tellic data in collaboration with third-party/external service providers? 

    • tellic data can be used in collaboration with third-party/external service providers where specific terms have been agreed upon. For any questions on using tellic data with third-party/external service providers please reach out to us at info@tellic.com