WBConfCall 2020.11.05-Agenda and Minutes

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  • Welcome to new starter at Hinxton, Archana Singh

WormBase Webinars

  • Anything to discuss after the 1st webinar?

Lessons/Things for next time:

  • Turned off private chat and sound notifications when people join or leave the meeting.
  • Staff should provide full name in the Zoom.
  • Mute all participants but give "co-host" privilege to WB staff members.
  • As "co-hosts" you will be able to unmute yourself.
  • Meeting URL to all registrants 72-48 hours ahead of time (2-3 business days). Since the next webinar is on Monday 9am, it should go out on Wed. or Thurs.
  • Reminder to be sent on Friday evening.

Proposal: Tie WormBase releases to the Alliance release schedule

The Alliance makes approximately quarterly data releases. We propose to tie WormBase releases to the Alliance schedule. WormBase releases would precede each Alliance release by (for example) one month. This would allow time to vet the release, deliver data to the Alliance, etc.


  • Further moves WormBase towards integration with the Alliance.
  • Allows for easier synchronized release notation (eg, "WB281-AGR 4.x.x")
  • Reduces WormBase specific effort by one release per annum, which can be redirected to Alliance work.


  • Further slows the given WormBase release cycle.

Release Coordination

  • WS279 released anything for follow-up
Analysis data from CalTech

  • WS280 Release schedule.
  • Two options

1) One more production cycle late 2020 - early 2021 extended because of holiday/site shutdown period.

13th Nov 2020 - Models freeze (2 weeks to adopt this schema version). Need time for models integration see below.
27th Nov 2020 - Data upload to Hinxton
30th Nov 2020 - Acedb production 4 weeks Plus 1 week Datomic migration
15th Jan 2021 - Hinxton production FTP/S3 (Allowing for holiday period and site shutdown)
18th Jan 2021 - OICR staging cycle begins
etc. etc.

2) Have a pause in production to do additional development. Hinxton VEP pipeline integration, Caltech ??

27th Nov 2020 - Models freeze
     Dec 2020 - Data uploaded to Hinxton any time prior to the holidays
04th Jan 2021 - Acedb production 4 weeks Plus 1 week Datomic migration
05th Feb 2021 - Hinxton production FTP/S3 
08th Feb 2021 - OICR staging cycle begins
etc. etc.

WS280 Models can be prepared for either schedule:

3 Changes PD aware of in development:

1) Molecular change additions for Variation::Molecular_change to allow for WB to switch to using VEP inline with AGR data providers (Mark)
2) Simple Species additions for papers and provenance (Kimberly/Paul)
3) SO_term tag addition to fix production bug with loading the processed SO_term file from SO consortia (Paul)

Does anyone have anything else for WS280 consideration.

Help Desk

  • Please take a look at GitHub issue


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