Correspondence should be addressed to:
Colin S. Gillespie
School of Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University, UK
There is a growing realisation that complex biological processes cannot be understood through the application of ever more reductionist experimental programs alone. Recognising this, we have a constructed a flexible web-service based modelling system called BASIS (Biology of Ageing e-Science Integration and Simulation), which facilitates model construction and development. In particular it allows users to store, share and simulate their models. The system is accessed through web-services using any language (e.g. Python or Java) or under any operating system (e.g. Linux or Windows).