Araport, the new Arabidopsis information portal, was funded by NSF as a new model for assimilation and integration of a wide range of data types pertaining to Arabidopsis thaliana, the model flowering plant. Now entering its second year, the web site (www.araport.org) hosts instances of JBrowse and InterMine containing genomic, expression and proteomic data. A [...]
Nov. 2014- TACC, JCVI, and Cambridge University hosted an NSF-funded AIP developer workshop in Austin, Texas, USA. 20 plant scientists from the US and Europe participated. See: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/first-ever-aip-developer-workshop-a-success
The Arabidopsis Information Portal (Araport.org) is a new kind of science resource, where the community is not only invited to contribute functionality, but is empowered to do so. To facilitate community participation, AIP will host a developer workshop oriented toward Arabidopsis researchers and students on Nov. 5-6, 2014. The goals are to provide instruction on [...]
A new article entitled ‘Arabidopsis Data Gets New Home at JCVI’s AIP as TAIR Turns to Subscriptions to Stay Afloat‘ by Uduak Grace Thomas describes the three+ year process by members of the international Arabidopsis community to (1) maintain continuity in housing vital Arabidopsis data (2) expand capabilities to store and manage vast new datasets [...]
The National Science Foundation has announced that it will fund for five years a group led by Chris Town at the J. Craig Venter Institute to develop the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP). The Arabidopsis Information Portal will use a combination of data federation and web services technologies to provide the Arabidopsis community with integrated views [...]
The IAIC formed in 2010 order to maintain and expand vital Arabidopsis community resources in response to the the NSF’s decision to reduce, and then cease, funding for TAIR, the main Arabidopsis database since 1999. For more than two years international IAIC participants convened meetings and workshops to strategize how to fund and develop this [...]
The IAIC published in June (via Open Access) the outcomes of the recent Design Workshop in The Plant Cell (link to article here.) This publication describes the challenges of developing an Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP) to replace the bioinformatics resource, TAIR, that currently houses much of the community’s genomic (and other) public data.
The IAIC Scientific Advisory Board was recently appointed and includes: Gloria Coruzzi (New York University, USA), Kazuki Saito (RIKEN Plant Science Center, Chiba University, Japan), Magnus Nordborg (Gregor Mendel Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Austria), Mark Estelle (University of California, San Diego, USA), Mark Forster (Syngenta, UK), Paul Kersey (European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), UK), and [...]