About us

About the i5k Workspace@NAL

The i5k Workspace@NAL is a platform for communities around ‘orphaned’ arthropod genome projects to access, visualize, curate and disseminate their data. If you would like for us to host your genome project, please visit our Project and Data submission page, and then contact us to get started. You can also read our paper on the i5k Workspace, view our posters and talks, and find our software projects on github.

 

About the i5k initiative

The i5k initiative is a transformative project that aims to sequence and analyze the genomes of 5,000 arthropod species. The National Agricultural Library has partnered with the i5k initiative to create the i5k Workspace@NAL, which serves any ‘orphaned’ arthropod genome project's hosting needs. For more information about the i5k initiative, read the paper and visit the website.

 

About the Knowledge Services Division of the National Agricultural Library

The i5k Workspace@NAL is developed and maintained by the Knowledge Services Division of the National Agricultural Library. The mission of the Knowledge Services Division is to 1) advance knowledge discovery in agricultural sciences through the acquisition, preservation, and description of scientific datasets made accessible through the development of data management and visualization tools; and 2) to translate science discoveries for the understanding of audiences beyond the science and policy communities.

 

How to cite us

If you use the i5k Workspace@NAL for your research, we would appreciate it if you cited our resources in any resulting publications:

Poelchau, Monica, et al. "The i5k Workspace@ NAL—enabling genomic data access, visualization and curation of arthropod genomes." Nucleic acids research 43.D1 (2015): D714-D719.

 

Who we are

Mei-Ju Chen – National Taiwan University postdoctoral student

Chris Childers – i5k Workspace@NAL co-lead

Yu-Yu Lin – National Taiwan University graduate student employee

Susan McCarthy – Knowledge Services Division Associate Director

Gary Moore – Software consultant

Monica Poelchau – i5k Workspace@NAL co-lead

Vijaya Tsavatapalli – Drupal developer

 

Past members

Chien-Yueh Lee – National Taiwan University graduate student intern

Han Lin – National Taiwan University graduate student intern

Jun-Wei Lin – National Taiwan University graduate student intern

Qing Qu – UI designer

 

Credits

We use Icons8 and Font Awesome for our website icons.