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IAIC Publication: Arabidopsis bioinformatics resources: The current state, challenges, and priorities for the future

| March 7, 2019

The IAIC held a workshop (May, 2018): “2018 – the Future of Arabidopsis Bioinformatics” to evaluate the current status of Arabidopsis informatics and chart a course for future research and development. The workshop focused on several challenges, including the need for reliable and current annotation, community‐defined common standards for data and metadata, and accessible and user‐friendly repositories/tools/methods […]

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New IAIC Collaboration

| February 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

New IAIC Community Collaboration with NAASC via ART-21 award The IAIC is partnering with a new education and training initiative led by the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee: Advancing Arabidopsis Research and Training for the 21st Century (ART-21)  is an NSF-funded Research Coordinated Network to enable research and training activities for the Arabidopsis and broader […]

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Araport and ThaleMine updates

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 ( hosts instances of JBrowse and InterMine containing genomic, expression and proteomic data. A […]

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First-ever AIP Developer Workshop

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

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:

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AIP will host a developer workshop: Nov. 5-6, 2014

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Arabidopsis Information Portal ( 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 […]

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Arabidopsis data gets new home via NSF-funded Arabidopsis Information Portal

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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NSF funds J. Craig Venter Institute to develop the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP)

| September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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TAIR to charge users via subscription model

| August 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Presentation from ICAR 2013- Blake Meyers

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The opening presentation from ICAR 2013- by Blake Meyers, Interim IAIC Director, has been posted to the meeting page.

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Presentations from Plant and Animal Genome- 2013

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Presentations at the recent IAIC workshop entitled ‘The International Arabidopsis Informatics Consortium (IAIC) and development of the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP)‘ are available for viewing.

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