Carbohydrates are the most common but less known biological material on earth. This deficit can partly be explained by the lack of glycodatabases and glycobioinformatics. UniCarb-DR is an example of what can be achieved with a lot of dedication, cross-disciplinary collaborations and lack of monetary resources. In 2009 the UniCarb-DB was initiated in order to meet in-house need to store structural and MS-glycomic data, and has now grown to be one of the largest experimental glycomic MS databases, generously supported by several national and European funding for continued growth and development.
Glycans nomenclature is available in Essentials of Glycobiology.