Quarterly User Update (January – March 2022)
Welcome to the first Quarterly KBase User update of 2022. Learn about what the community has been up to over the first 3 months of the year.
To kick off the year, KBase has worked with members of the community to meet and talk about data science – both virtually and in-person.
KBase began 2022 with a virtual meetup for the Bay Area Bioinformatics Forum (BayBIFX) in January where we demonstrated how to create an analysis workflow in KBase for the community and discussed future goals for the platform.
We supported community developers and researchers within our User Working Groups that presented their research and contributions to the platform during the U.S. Department of Energy Genomic Science program Annual Principal Investigator Meeting.
And we attended our first in-person meeting in two years at the Microbiome Centers Consortium (MCC) Directors Meeting at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois at the end of March! The MCC brought together representatives of microbiome centers across the United States to discuss the current challenges for microbiome science and how to approach these challenges through multiple disciplines by developing general principles, tools, and human resources.
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Publications Using KBase
KBase was used in various methods across 27 publications this quarter, with studies based in hot springs from Yellowstone National Park to the Himalayas (Saini et al. 2022, Sharma et al. 2022) and domestic cases of bacterium transmission (Rodríguez-Pallares et al. 2022). You can explore all the publications using KBase at: https://www.kbase.us/research.
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The first quarter of 2022 was focused on supporting users and the release of new functionality on the platform. Webinars included updates to the “Intro to KBase” and “Publishing Data and Narratives in KBase.”
During March, the team introduced the Bulk Import feature and demonstrated how to import multiple data objects into a Narrative with one App run. There is also a News feature covering how to use the Bulk Importer App and an accompanying tutorial video. All webinars are available on the KBase YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/doekbase or through https://www.kbase.us/learn/.
And finally, to close out our update, here is a summary of our user numbers to date. Keep doing great science in KBase. The KBase team is here to support you!