Review of SPAD
Date Reviewed: May 20, 20002
Description: The SPAD website describes itself as “The Signaling PAthway Database (SPAD) is an integrated database for genetic information and signal transduction systems.”
Strengths: The factors in the maps are clickable, allowing the user to obtain additional information about each factor.
Weaknesses: This page is currently incomplete. There are many pathways that are not yet available. It appears that the site has not been updated in 3 and half years. Many of the links for additional information are slow to load. The maps are not as visually pleasing as they could be.
Comprehensiveness: The site is not comprehensive.
Timeliness: It has not been updated in years.
Ease of Use: The page is well organized and easy to navigate.
Responsiveness: Some of the links take a considerable amount of time to load.
Similar or Related Sites: Biocarta
Overall Evaluation: 1
Reviewer: Jessica Passeggio