Multiple options exist within the NVC portal for users to quickly locate networks of interest and begin the edge review process.
This tutorial outlines the four primary methods by which networks may be selected for verification.
Select 'Networks" tab from NVC header menu.
User may enter any text string to search within network name and description; search also encompasses the list of nodes (genes/proteins) found within a network. Search terms may range from broad biological concepts (e.g. macrophage) to specific molecular entities (e.g. IL-8).
Search results provide a list of network models containing user-defined search term (e.g., "autophagy"), along with the accompanying network description that summarizes the biological process(es) captured in that network. The search term is highlighted in the search results.
Select a network name to open within the Network Viewer Environment.
Also within the "Networks" tab, a thumbnail graphic visually represents all fifty networks in a structured format. Clicking on this image opens a larger view.
In this view, the networks are clustered and colored based on broad biological concepts (e.g. inflammation). Click on any node representing a network to open within the Network Viewer Environment.
The search box located within the header provides quick access to specific networks of interest.
As text is entered in the search box, the autocomplete algorithm locates all network names containing the specified text string.
[Note: This quick-find feature does not search within network description or associated list of nodes]
Select a network from the drop-down menu to open in the Network Viewer environment.
Community Activity overview page indicates recent actions completed within all networks, sorted by time of completion. This method allows user to easily identify "hotspots" of network activity.