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Feature Summary

Here is a brief summary of the features of SHAARE. These features are described in depth in the tutorials


Our search engine operates across many data fields giving you the highest chance of getting a result -  type your search words in the box.

You can search by:

  • Gene identifiers - gene symbols, genome project ids (MGI, HUGO, Flybase and ZFIN), Ensembl Ids, and NCBI gene ids
  • Protein identifiers - UniProt ids, accessions, names, descriptions etc.
  • OMIM identifiers - ids or descriptions such as diabetes

Search supports AND, OR, NOT and wildcard *. You can access Search from the home page or use QuickSearch, located topright on every page.


Search categories

Search categories show you the different places where your search words were found (eg. within Gene, Go Term, Protein, OMIM etc). You can use these categories to filter for the type of results that are most relevant to you. When you've filtered by category, you can even save the results straight to a List.




The Lists area lets you operate on whole sets of data at once. You can upload your own Lists (such as a list of your favourite genes) or save them from results tables. You can explore your data on the List Analysis Page.

Here are just some of the things you can do:
  • Ask questions about your list using our predefined Queries
  • Combine or subtract the content of other Lists
  • Uncover hidden relationships with our analysis Widgets

You can work with Lists from the Home page or select Lists from the Tab bar, located at the top of every page.



Our predefined Query searches are designed to perform common types of query required by our Regenerative Medicine Community. Queries provide you with a simple form that lets you define your starting point and optional filters to help focus your search.

Queries cover common questions like:

  • This gene came up in my results - what can I find out about it?
  • I have a list of genes - which tissues are they found?
  • What genes with a particular function are found at a particular developmental stage?

You can work with Queries from the Home page or select Queries from the Tab bar, located at the top of every page. If you have a request for a query that you think will be useful to others, let us know!


My Account

My Account is your personal space on SHAARE. Creating an account is easy. Just provide an e-mail and a password and you're ready to go.

Your account allows you to:

  • Save Queries and Lists
  • Modify and save Queries for later use
  • Mark Public Queries as favourites so they're easier to find

You can access My Account from the Tab bar, located at the top of every page.

Note: Your data and e-mail address are confidential and we won't send you unsolicited mail.



The QueryBuilder (QB) is the most powerful feature of SHAARE.

Its advanced interface lets you:

  • Construct your own custom searches
  • Modify your previous searches
  • You can even edit our predefined Queries.

The easiest way to get started with QB is by editing one of our pre-existing Query searches. Detailed instructions on how to use the QB can be found in this tutorial.

You can access QueryBuilder from the Tab bar, located at the top of every page.