This Blog is intended to be a place for reflection on the setup and deployment of the new Microbial Antarctic Resources System (mARS). mARS is devoted to respond to the urgent need expressed by the Antarctic microbial research community to be able to discover and access existing data and to agree on operating procedures and … Continue reading About this Blog
mARS organized an information workshop in the framework of the SCAR Open Science Conference, to inform the microbiologists community about the concept underlaying the initiative. Alison Murray and Bruno Danis gave presentations to inform the audience about the scope and potential of the project. These presentations are available on Slideshare. A good consensus was reached … Continue reading mARS at the SCAR Conference
The first MARS workshop was organized in Brussels, BELGIUM, and was hosted by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). The main objective of the meeting was to develop the initial design of MARS as an information system dedicated to facilitate the discovery, access and analysis of molecular microbial diversity (meta)data generated by Antarctic researchers. The MARS … Continue reading mARS workshop 1
Next week, from May 7-11, we are welcoming Prof Alison Murray, from the Desert Research Institute for our Microbial Antarctic Resource System (MARS) workshop, which main objective is to delineate an approach to integrate Antarctic microbial diversity data (DNA sequence data) in existing biodiversity information systems, namely the Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF). To reach this objective, … Continue reading The MARS workshop: can we get the microbes in?