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Welcome to our bioscience portal, where we will feature content and news about our program in biosciences.  Are you already a user?  Help us improve by taking this brief survey.

Our goal for the program is two fold:

1)  to introduce the bioscience community to open, web-based annotation;

2)  to explore specialized uses within the biosciences to inform future development.

Attention Biocurators:  Interested in controlled tagging using  We have developed some prototypes that allow to tag with controlled vocabularies and ontologies.  We’d like your feedback.  If interested, contact [email protected].

Also, many in the community are developing tools using that handle more specialized use cases.  See what they are up to and add your own.

Upcoming Events:

Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, Nov 12-16 will be at SFN highlighting SciBot, our automated biomedical resource annotation tool, in partnership with the Neuroscience Information Framework.

Gigascience and NIF will be be sponsoring:  the RRID zombie paper apocalypse battle at the NIF booth (#4115).

This annotation competition is open to anyone willing to help us battle the zombie paper apocalypse to make research more reproducible.

Enter the battle by adding as many RRIDs to neuroscience manuscripts as possible using Hypothesis. The GigaScience Annotometer will be a live leader board displaying which participants are making the most annotations.

Cool GigaScience swag prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 participants. Brain hats will be awarded by random selection from participants. Prizes must be collected from the NIF booth (#4115) before 5pm when the exhibition closes.

Whether you are a researcher, student, educator, journal editor, funder or just a fan of bioscience, we think that can become an essential part of your work.


Past Events:

I Annotate 2016:  Berlin, May 19-20

Biocuration 2016:  Take the Community Curation Challenge!  Use and iClickVal to annotate as fast as you can, April 10 – 14, Geneva Switzerland

FORCE2016: will be at FORCE2016, April 17-19th in Portland.  Join us for the Annotating All Knowledge Kick Off Meeting on Sunday, April 17th and for our poster/demonstration at the main meeting.