The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Plant Biology

Goff, S. A, Vaughn, M., McKay, S., Lyons, E., Stapleton, A. E, Gessler, D. , Matasci, N., Wang, L., Hanlon, M., Lenards, A., Muir, A., Merchant, N., Lowry, S., Mock, S., Helmke, M., Kubach, A., Narro, M., Hopkins, N., Micklos, D., Hilgert, U., Gonzales, M, Jordan, C., Skidmore, E., Dooley, R., Cazes, J., McLay, R., Lu, Z., Pasternak, S., Koesterke, L., Piel, W. H., Grene, R., Noutsos, C., Gendler, K., Feng, X., Tang, C., Lent, M., Kim, S. J., Kvilekval, K., Manjunath, B.S., Tannen, V., Stamatakis, A., Sanderson, M. J., Welch, S. M., Cranston, K. , Soltis, P. , Soltis, D., O'Meara, B., Ane, C., Brutnell, T., Kleibenstein, D. J., White, J. W., Leebens-Mack, J., Donoghue, M. J., Spalding, E. P., Vision, T. J., Myers, C. R., Lowenthal, D., Enquist, B. J., Boyle, B., Akoglu, A., Andrews, G., Ram, S., Ware, D., Stein, L., Stanzione, D. (2011) The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Plant Biology. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2. ISSN 1664-462X

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URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22645531
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2011.00034

Abstract

The iPlant Collaborative (iPlant) is a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that aims to create an innovative, comprehensive, and foundational cyberinfrastructure in support of plant biology research (PSCIC, 2006). iPlant is developing cyberinfrastructure that uniquely enables scientists throughout the diverse fields that comprise plant biology to address Grand Challenges in new ways, to stimulate and facilitate cross-disciplinary research, to promote biology and computer science research interactions, and to train the next generation of scientists on the use of cyberinfrastructure in research and education. Meeting humanity's projected demands for agricultural and forest products and the expectation that natural ecosystems be managed sustainably will require synergies from the application of information technologies. The iPlant cyberinfrastructure design is based on an unprecedented period of research community input, and leverages developments in high-performance computing, data storage, and cyberinfrastructure for the physical sciences. iPlant is an open-source project with application programming interfaces that allow the community to extend the infrastructure to meet its needs. iPlant is sponsoring community-driven workshops addressing specific scientific questions via analysis tool integration and hypothesis testing. These workshops teach researchers how to add bioinformatics tools and/or datasets into the iPlant cyberinfrastructure enabling plant scientists to perform complex analyses on large datasets without the need to master the command-line or high-performance computational services.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioinformatics,cross-disciplinary collaborations,cyberinfrastructure,high performance computing
Subjects: bioinformatics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
organism description > plant
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL Post Doctoral Fellows
CSHL labs > Stein lab
CSHL labs > Ware lab
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 2011
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 17:42
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 17:15
PMCID: PMC3355756
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27211

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