2007 Annotation Outreach Action items
Annotation Outreach – Jen and Michelle
Most organisms are not annotated, and biologists want to annotate, but learning curve is steep.
Jen ran a letter-writing campaign to get people started.
Improving documentation to help people get started.
SGD ran annotation camp.
Doing outreach at meetings.
Jen has created an ontology of outreached-to groups.
PAMGO held a term jamboree at TIGR; > 500 new terms resulted; once terms are resolved, annotation will begin at full speed.
TIGR holds regularly scheduled prokaryotic annotation courses (4 x/year).
Eukaryotic course set to begin March 2007.
Courses cover manual & automated curation.
Need to see how many course attendees actually continue to use GO.
Action item for Michelle – get this info