Quarterly User Update (October – December 2022) and review of 2022
Welcome to the final Quarterly KBase User update of 2022, where we celebrate accomplishments for the year from the team, users, and collaborators.
In 2022, the KBase team and collaborators continued to add new features to the platform to support researchers and the community of users.
KBase gave a shout out to the team behind the new functionality behind importing multiple data objects into the Narrative in the latest Team Spotlight. Read about the team and new features: https://www.kbase.us/spotlight-bulkdata/.
Our team worked with collaborators to create the “Ten simple rules for getting and giving credit for data” in an effort to discuss how researchers and infrastructure can support data contributions and follow FAIR data principles. The publication is openly available: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010476.
The team joined Protein Data Bank (PDB) and Rutgers University for a workshop on how to use KBase to access PDB structure and comp structure models. Principal Investigator Chris Henry (Argonne National Lab) demonstrated using KBase to access PDB Structures and computed structure models built from artificial intelligence and machine learning. The recorded workshop is available here: https://youtu.be/7eMmU3pZUfU.
Publications using KBase
The platform and team behind KBase continued to support users work with their data and follow the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data principles, which culminated in a very productive 2022. In fact, KBase User surpassed last year’s record number of publications citing KBase for data analyses and sharing! Studies spanned from characterizing metabolism of microbes in basic environments (Trutschel et al. 2022) to a college class isolating high-quality draft genomes (McLoon et al. 2022). Notable projects that used KBase also included the ‘macro-microbe’ that identified a centimeter-long bacterium (Volland et al. 2023) and changes in soil microbiome after wildfires (Dove et al. 2022).
We issued 9 Static Narrative DOIs for user publications this past year, and we are tracking dataset metrics to understand how the community uses published KBase data. If you are curious about how we are working to measure the impact of your data analysis efforts, beyond just the publications, please contact us!
Rounding out the year, Dylan Chivian hosted a webinar to accompany the Nature Protocols article “Metagenome-assembled genome extraction and analysis from microbiomes using KBase” which presented an in depth workflow on processing metagenomic data. The paper is openly available here: https://rdcu.be/cZCh7, and is accompanied by two static Narratives: https://kbase.us/n/33233/628/ and https://kbase.us/n/62384/334/. The recording is viewable at: https://youtu.be/unFFU3iu92s.
All webinars are available on the KBase YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/doekbase.
Over the course of the full year, KBase hosted 14 virtual workshops and 8 webinars during 2022, reaching over 1700 KBase users attending live!
And finally, to close out our update, here is a summary of our amazing 2022 user numbers. Keep doing great science in KBase. The KBase team is here to support you!