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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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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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IAIC Publication in The Plant Cell- Building a New Arabidopsis Information Portal

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Inaugural Scientific Advisory Board Appointed

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Working Groups present at the Design Workshop

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Working Groups Chairs (EAI, Modules/Use Cases, Standards/Ontologies) presented summaries of their group discussions to participants of the December Design Workshop and engaged in discussions about building the new Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP). Chairs are taking lead roles in developing a workshop white paper which will contain recommendations to the community for developing funding proposals to […]

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Design Workshop Concludes

| December 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Design Workshop (Dec. 11-14, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia) concluded after 2.5 intense days of interactive team sessions that collectively envisioned creative approaches (and associated challenges) to developing an Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP). After taking a break for the holidays participants will put forward several concept maps for the AIP and put forward community recommendations in […]

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