Mabile L, Dalgleish R, Thorisson GA, et al. Quantifying the use of bioresources for promoting their sharing in scientific research. GigaScience 2013;2:7
An increasing portion of biomedical research relies on the use of biobanks and bioresources. To address the need to incentivize the development, maintenance, and sharing of bioresources, an appropriate set of principles, tools, and guidelines is required. This article proposes to measure the use of bioresources in scientific research as a value of their impact, leading to create the Bioresource Research Impact Factor (BRIF).