Report from the Phenoscape Data Roundup

October 24, 2008

“…where the buffalo roam and the data are rounded up-up all day….”

A few weeks ago, from Sep 27 to Oct 1, we met in the Black Hills of South Dakota with a group of guest data curators and outside advisors to curate high priority papers, refine the curation workflow and Phenex interface, and evaluate the first prototypes for the web-based user interface to the database. Not only did the workshop end up highly productive (see below), we also had a chance to observe the annual roundup of the largest herd of buffalo in North America, swim in cold Sylvan lake, and see Mount Rushmore one evening. Read the rest of this entry »