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

New and Improved Author First Pass Pipeline!

Community curation is a valuable part of WormBase. For the past ten years, C. elegans researchers have participated in our ‘Author First Pass’ pipeline using a web-based form to alert WormBase curators to entities and data types in their newly published papers.

We are very excited to announce a new and improved ‘Author First Pass’ pipeline that uses the Textpresso Central text mining system to automatically extract entities and identify data types in new C. elegans papers.

As before, corresponding authors will receive an email (Help WormBase curate your paper!) shortly after publication of their paper with a link to the new form.

But now, instead of having to enter all information de novo, authors simply need to verify the results and, if need be, modify them using simple check boxes and autocomplete menus of WormBase entities.

Links from the ‘Author First Pass’ form to select data entry forms allow for more detailed community curation, if desired.

We look forward to your participation and welcome any feedback you might have on your user experience!

Many thanks to Hannes Buelow, Simon Harvey, Hang Lu, Judith Kimble, Dayong M Wang, and Kunitoshi Yamanaka for helping to test our new form!