The Alliance of Genome Resources is a portal for data related to six of the major model organisms and human data. The Alliance has been updated to the 3.1 release and contains new features and new data. Key new features include a refined home page and an allele page that includes transgenic alleles and shows variant consequences for transcripts. The Alliance also provides a Java API for access to the data. For a complete list of 3.1 features please see the release notes.
microPublication will participate in the Open Publishing Fest organized by the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation. We will host four events or ‘tents’ which will focus on different aspects of microPublication and its role in scholarly communication. Mark your calendar for the following events and keep an eye on the festival website for conference channels details!
Tent 1: microPublication: A Welcome Alternative in Scholarly Communication – May 20th, 10am Pacific
Join us for an hour packed of fun to learn how microPublication is shaping the future of scholarly communication! microPublication is a deliberately brief, peer-reviewed and indexed publication. We publish brief, novel findings, negative and/or reproduced results, and results which may lack a broader scientific narrative. We will hear from Editor in Chief Paul Sternberg, Editorial board members, Authors, and Reviewers to learn how microPublication is changing how they think about publishing.
Tent 2: Knowledgebases, Repositories, Archives: Curation, Curation, Curation – May 26th, 10am Pacific
Where should your data go? What are the roles of Repositories, Knowledgebases, and Library Archives in Scholarly Communication? How are published data preserved for long term access and how are they made available to the scientific community? We will highlight similarities and differences in a panel discussion with representatives from Dryad, University Libraries, and Knowledgebase curators.
Tent 3: The microPublication Open Access platform – May 27th, 10am Pacific
microPublication.org offered new software development and workflow challenges in the publishing landscape. Join us to learn how our submission platform was designed and to savor the final product! Developers Yannis Barlas from Coko and Nick Stiffler from microPublication will guide you through the submission portal and will be there to answer all your questions.
Tent 4: microPublication Inspires New Communities and Promotes Undergraduate Research – May 27th, 12pm Pacific
Started by serving the C. elegans research community, microPublication Biology has expanded to many model organism communities and beyond. Besides being beneficial to researchers at all career levels, microPublication has proven to be a wonderful tool to showcase undergraduate research and foster education. We will hear from different groups that have been inspired by microPublication and learn how they are using it to make a difference.
The Alliance (alliancegenome.org) 3.0 version released yesterday, has new features and new data related to the use of model organisms in understanding the genetic and genomic basis of human biology, health and disease. Salient features of the 3.0 release include new allele pages with variant and transcript data, new disease models on gene and disease pages, data files available for download, etc. To learn more about the latest features and data, check out the release notes.