The Worm Community Forum is moving!

In the coming weeks, the Worm Community Forum will be migrating to a new home and a new platform.

As part of the Alliance of Genome Resources project (of which WormBase is a founding member), we’ve built an entirely new discussion forum using the Discourse platform.

The Alliance Community Forum represents the first opportunity for online discussions across model organism communities.  We hope that this cross fertilization stimulates new discussions, raises awareness about techniques from other areas, and provides a convenient place for posting job positions.

We’ve already ported almost all users and the entirety of the discussion history from the Worm Community Forum. Still, we expect some minor inconveniences. Namely, existing users of the Worm Community Forum will need to reconfirm their accounts on the new system. We’ve also necessarily had to reorganize the hierarchy of some of the existing discussion boards, as well as remove some obsolete ones.

When the Alliance Community Forum officially launches, we will disable posting here but keep the forum running for a brief period. Eventually, we will redirect the Worm Community Forum to the Alliance Community Forum entirely.

Questions? Concerns?  Please add your comments to the discussion topic on the forums below.

https://forums.wormbase.org/index.php?topic=3509.0

Call for nominations for WormBoard

To all in the C. elegans community (please forward to your lab members!),

This is a call for nominations to fill vacancies and turnover on Wormboard. Nominations must be received by March 1, 2021. The entire election procedure and the responsibilities of WormBoard can be found on the WormBase wiki.

Self-nominations are allowed. All nominations shall be accompanied by a short statement (200 words max) explaining why the nominator thinks the nominee would be a good choice to become a WormBoard representative. Please highlight relevant background, experience and qualifications, particularly as they relate to diversity efforts.

For the US representatives, nominations of faculty from HSIs (Hispanic serving institutions) and HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) are specifically encouraged. For the 2021 election, the USA nominee MUST be a faculty member at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution.

Please note that each and every nominee will be considered. The number of people who nominate a candidate will not improve their chances of being selected for the final election slate.

Please indicate your nomination(s) on this Google Form.

Many thanks, 

WormBoard election committee

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Timeline for election: Elections will be held the first week of June in odd years starting 2021, before the International Worm meeting. 

  • February 1: call for nominations shall be sent out by the out-going president [this email]
  • March 1: deadline to return nominations 
  • March, April: slates for election to be drawn up
  • May 1: the slates shall be announced 
  • June 1-7: 1-week election period open to all community members 

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.

microPublication Biology is now indexed in PubMed

WormBase is happy to announce that the microPublication Biology journal is now fully listed in PubMed!

To make articles easier to cite and discover, every microPublication now receives a PubMed ID, a PubMed Central ID, and a DOI. If you have published with us in the past, consider updating your citations. Indexing is retroactive for all past articles.

You can see microPublications in PubMed by browsing the full index at
PubMed Central. Or look for microPublications during normal searches at PubMed or PubMed Central.

We look forward to receiving more submissions!