MaizeGDB Community Curation Tool Demonstration

Carolyn Lawrence triffid at iastate.edu
Mon Dec 6 19:02:46 EST 2004


MaizeGDB's recently released Community Curation Tools are scheduled
to be demonstrated at the Plant and Animal Genome XIII Conference
(http://www.intl-pag.org/) in San Diego, CA on Sunday, January 16th,
2005 at 5:30 p.m. in the California Room.

The conference abstract follows:

MaizeGDB is the community database for maize genetics and genomics.
The success of MaizeGDB project largely can be attributed to the
involvement of the community of maize geneticists:  members of the
community have (1) made their data available by contributing to
MaizeGDB and (2) helped to guide the efforts of the MaizeGDB Team by
giving lots of needed input.  In an effort to make it possible for
researchers to contribute their data directly via the web, we have
developed and tested community curation tools which are now available
for general use.  This computer demonstration aims to serve as a tour
of the new tools as well as a session to gather feedback for their
continued development.

We look forward to seeing you all in San Diego!

	-The MaizeGDB Team



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