Report from WormBoard to the C. elegans community – August 2020

A new report from WormBoard to the C. elegans community is now available. Following up on WormBoard’s July 2020 message, the August 31, 2020 report addresses the recent community climate survey, details plans for a C. elegans community Mentor Match program, lists opportunities for undergraduate research, and more. You can read the full report on the WormBase Wiki.

Register for the upcoming WormBase webinar series!

WormBase curators will be presenting webinars on different topics relevant to users–datatypes, tools for data mining, and many more. For complete information and to register, use our form. Once you have registered, the link to join the webinar and other relevant information will be sent to you before each event via email.

Announcing version 2 of the Author First Pass form

WormBase is happy to announce that we’ve released a new version of the Author First Pass (AFP) form.  We’ve improved our methods for identifying relevant genes and alleles and added an FAQs section to help guide you through the process.  Full details are available in the V2 Release Notes.  Thank you for your participation and feedback; we look forward to seeing your future submissions!

The URL for the V2 Release Notes link is:  https://github.com/WormBase/author-first-pass#release-notes

Overview of WormBase, Sept 2020

If you’d like to get an overview of WormBase datatypes, tools, the Author First Pass form and learn about Micropublication Biology, please take a look at the slides from a talk given by Chris Grove, a WormBase curator. This was presented at the Boston area worm meeting on Sept 23rd, 2020.

Service status update: sequence related widgets restored

Over the weekend the database that houses sequences at WormBase became unavailable. Any features that require sequence (such as the location or sequence widgets) started to fail. Apologies for the inconvenience. We’ve already put a few changes in place to prevent a repeat of this event.