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== June 4, 2020 ==
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=== Citace (tentative) upload ===
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* CIT curators upload to citace on Tuesday, July 7th, 10am Pacific
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* Citace upload to Hinxton on Friday, July 10th
 +
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=== Caltech reopening ===
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* Paul looking to get plan approved
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* People that want to come to campus need to watch training video
 +
* Masks available in Paul's lab
 +
* Can have maximum of 3 people in WormBase rooms at a time; probably best to only allow one person per WB room
 +
** Could possibly have 2 people in big room (Church 64) as long as they stay at least 10 feet apart
 +
* Need to coordinate, maybe make a Google calendar to do so (also Slack)
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* Before and after you go to campus, you need to take your temperature and assess your symptoms (if any) and submit info on form
 +
* Also, need to submit who you were in contact with for contact tracing
 +
* Form is used all week, and hold on to it until asked to be submitted
 +
* If someone goes in to the office, they could print several forms for people to pick up in WB offices
 +
 +
=== Nameserver ===
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* Nameserver was down
 +
* CIT curators would still like to have a single form to interact with
 +
* Is it possible to create objects at Caltech and let a cronjob assign IDs via the nameserver? May not be a good idea
 +
* Still putting genotype and all info for a strain in the reason/why field in the nameserver
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* We plan to eventually connect strains to genotypes, but need model changes and curation effort to sort out
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* Hinxton is pulling in CGC strains, how often?
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* Caltech could possibly get a block of IDs
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=== Alliance SimpleMine ===
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* Any updates? 3.1 feature freeze is tomorrow
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* Pending on PI decision; Paul S. will bring it up tomorrow on the Alliance PI call
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== June 11, 2020 ==
  
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=== Name Service ===
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* Testing site now up; linked to Mangolassi
 +
* CGI from Juancarlos not accepting all characters, including double quotes like "
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* Example submission that fails via CGI
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WBPaper000XXXX; genotype: blah::' " ` / < > [ ] { } ? , . ( ) * ^ & % $ # @ ! \ | &alpha; &beta; Ω ≈ µ ≤ ≥ ÷ æ … ˚ ∆ ∂ ß œ ∑ † ¥ ¨ ü i î ø π “  ‘ « • – ≠ Å ´ ∏ » ± — ‚ °
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* Juancarlos will look into and try to fix
  
== May 7, 2020 ==
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=== Alliance Literature group ===
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* Textpresso vs. OntoMate vs. PubMed
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* Still some confusion about what the different tasks can be performed in each tool
 +
* Working on collecting different use cases on spreadsheet
 +
* Sentence-based search is big strength of Textpresso
 +
* At latest meeting performed some large searches for OntoMate and Textpresso
 +
* Literature acquisition: still needs work
 +
** Using SVM vs. Textpresso search to find relevant papers
 +
** Species based SVM? Currently use string matching to derive different corpora
 +
** Finding genes and determining which species those genes belong to?
  
=== Alliance COVID Page ===
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=== Alliance priorities? ===
* Available on stage
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* Transcription regulatory networks
* Textpresso for Coronavirus up for testing
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* Interactions can focus on network viewer eventually
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** May want different versions/flavors of interaction viewers
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** May also want to work closely with GO and GO-CAMs
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* Gene descriptions can focus on information poor genes, protein domains, etc.
  
=== SimpleMine at Alliance ===
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=== Sandbox visual cues ===
* Still some confusion about what it is
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* Juancarlos and Daniela will discuss ways to provide visual cues that a curator is on a sandbox form (on Mangolassi) vs live form (on Tazendra)
* Will try to help clarify on PI meeting on Friday
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* AFP and Micropub dev sites have indicators
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* Could play with changing the background color? Maybe too hard to look at?
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* Change the color of the title of the form, e.g. the OA?
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* Will add red text "Development Site" at top of the OA form
  
=== Development environment for Alliance work ===
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=== Evidence Code Ontology ===
* Raymond and Juancarlos have been working on
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* Kimberly and Juancarlos have worked on a parser
* Existing hardware is strained; set up virtual machine
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* Will load into ACEDB soon
* Still some technical issues
 
  
=== Open Publishing Festival ===
 
* Later this month
 
* Micropublications involved
 
* Organized by the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
 
* Will involve publishers of books, journals, etc.
 
* Will have a MOD-focused event, would be good to have WB curators participate/attend
 
* Open to all
 
  
=== Genotype class ===
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== June 18, 2020 ==
* Ranjana finished populating the Genotype OA with genotypes needed for disease curation
 
* Will need to keep in mind that we will have a mapping pipeline to determine which genes are involved for a variation
 
* There could end up being a discrepancy between an original or published name of a genotype and the components that are inferred by WormBase
 
* Would be good to be clear/transparent about which components were automatically inferred
 
  
=== WS277/278 ===
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=== Undergrad phenotype submissions ===
* Pipelines are pushed back by about 14 days/2 weeks
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* Chris gave presentation to Lina Dahlberg's class about community phenotype curation
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* Class took survey about experience with presentation and experience trying to curate worm phenotypes
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** Survey results: https://www.dropbox.com/s/00cit5aitv8yu27/Dahlberg_class_survey_results.xlsx?dl=0
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** Some students didn't benefit, but most did; nice feedback!
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** Lina intends to publish/micropublish the survey results so please don't share
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* Since April 24, the class has submitted 171 annotations from 23 papers (some redundant and some still under review)
  
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=== Special characters in OA/Postgres ===
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* There are many special characters in free text entries in the OA; probably all from copy-pasting directly from PDF
 +
* In some cases it seems the special characters cause problems for downstream scripts (e.g. FTP interactions file generator)
 +
* It would probably be good to script the replacement of special characters with their appropriate simple characters or encoded characters
 +
* Juancarlos wrote Perl script on Mangolassi at:
 +
** /home/postgres/work/pgpopulation/grg_generegulation/20200618_summary_characters/get_summary_characters.pl
 +
** Will find bad characters and their pgids for a given Postgres table
 +
** Will find bad data and their pgids for the same table
 +
** People can query their data tables for these characters
 +
* Chris & Wen will work on compiling a list of bad characters that tend to come up
  
==May 13, 2020==
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=== Citace upload ===
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* July 10th citace-to-Hinxton upload
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* July 7th citace upload, but Wen will be on vacation so will upload to Wen on Tuesday, June 30th
  
=== SURF students ===
 
* Welcome Fernando!
 
* Will work on neuron function with respect to dauer formation
 
  
=== Progress Report ===
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== June 25, 2020 ==
* Review Google Doc from Paul to make sure you're latest updates are there
 
* Doc here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f3ettnkvwoKKiaAA4TSrpSQPEF7FmVVn6u2UdflA_So/edit?usp=sharing
 
  
===Genotype class===
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=== Caltech Summer Student ===
*Have 27 genotypes in the genotype OA, dumper and test .ace file ready
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* Paul has new summer student
*Will test ace file in citace as soon as we get the new models file, can also send to Paul D., in advance to test
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** Molecular lesion curation, maybe
*Disease OA annotations now converted to the newly created genotypes where needed
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** Are early stops more or less likely to be null mutations?
*Need to work on disease dumper changes next
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** Alleles are flagged as null in WB in the context of phenotypes
 +
** Would be good to query Postgres for null alleles and work from there
 +
* Fernando
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** Anatomy function
 +
** GO curation? Curating transcription factors?
 +
*** Checking for consistent curation
  
=== What genes should be linked to genotypes? ===
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=== Worm Community Diversity Meeting ===
* We have a "Gene" tag in the ?Genotype model for capturing relevant genes
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* Organized by Ahna Skop and Dana Miller
* What should we consider a "relevant gene"?
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* Invite posted on Facebook "C. elegans Researchers" group
* We plan to populate the "Gene" tag with genes identified by the variation-to-gene mapping pipeline
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* Two meetings held: one Thursday (June 18th), one Friday (June 19th)
* For transgenes, what genes should be extracted as "relevant"? Genes whose promoters are cloned? Genes that are expressed? Genes whose 3'UTR's are cloned? Wild type rescue genes used as a marker/selection tool, e.g. "unc-119(+)"?
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* Chris attended last Friday (June 19th)
* For rearrangements, consider relevant any genes "inside" the rearrangement?
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* Worm Board looking to take input and ideas from this meeting and incorporate into meetings and events
* For now, we will omit any genes from transgenes or rearrangements from being dumped into the "Gene" tag
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* One idea was to document and track outreach efforts and what people have learned from them and organize them in a central location, maybe WormBase or Worm Community Forum
* In the future, we may want to consider genes that have been specifically annotated as having some functional consequence and informs that the gene is of functional relevance to the genotype
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* Also, there was a suggestion to have a tool that could inform potential students of worm labs in their respective local area
 +
** Ask Todd; he used to have a map of researchers; Todd had asked Cecilia to curate lab location and institution
 +
* Person and Laboratory addresses in ACEDB have a different format, so looking to reconcile
 +
* Do we know how many labs are still viable? Check for a paper verified in the last 5 years, or requested strains from the CGC recently
 +
** Most labs were real
  
=== Volunteer Community Curators ===
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=== C_elegans Slack group ===
* Have had an additional 13 people volunteer
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* Called "C_elegans"
* Single one-on-one tutorial for someone in Hong Kong this past Monday
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* Chris made a "WormBase" channel for people to post questions, comments
* Chris will hold a tutorial today and tomorrow for everyone else
+
* Chris will look into inviting everyone and possibly integrating with help@wormbase.org email list
* Have received many new community annotations from volunteers (and authors), validation still pending
 
  
=== Open Publishing Festival ===
+
=== WormBase Outreach Webinars ===
* Ranjana will join as a panelist
+
* While travel is still restricted, we should consider WormBase webinars
* Other MOD curators will also join
+
* Scott working on a JBrowse webinar
* Festival calendar: https://openpublishingfest.org/calendar.html
+
* Could have a different topic each month
 +
* Should collect topics to cover and assign speakers (maybe multiple speakers per topic; keep it lively)
 +
* Should set up a schedule
 +
* How should we advertise? Can post on blog, twitter, etc.
  
=== Move to Chen building ===
+
=== New transcripts expanding gene range ===
* Scheduled for late January 2021
+
* Will bring up at next week's site-wide call
 +
* Possibly due to incorporation of newer nanopore reads
 +
* Many genes coming in WS277 have expanded well beyond the gene limits as seen in WS276
 +
** Example genes: pes-2.2, pck-2, herc-1, atic-1
 +
* Has several repercussions:
 +
** WormBase does not submit alleles affecting more than one gene; with these gene expansions suddenly alleles once only affecting a single gene are now affecting two genes, and so are now omitted from loading into the Alliance (including any phenotype and/or disease annotations)
 +
** Some expanded genes are now being attributed with thousands of alleles/variants
  
=== First completely virtual GO meeting ===
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=== Citace upload ===
* Kimberly: went really well
+
* Upload files to Spica/Wen by Tuesday (June 30th) 10am
* Only met 4 hours per day, due to time zone differences
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* Wen will clean up folders in Spica (older files from WS277 not cleared out for some reason)
* Had breakout sessions for focus groups
 

Latest revision as of 19:13, 25 June 2020

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June 4, 2020

Citace (tentative) upload

  • CIT curators upload to citace on Tuesday, July 7th, 10am Pacific
  • Citace upload to Hinxton on Friday, July 10th

Caltech reopening

  • Paul looking to get plan approved
  • People that want to come to campus need to watch training video
  • Masks available in Paul's lab
  • Can have maximum of 3 people in WormBase rooms at a time; probably best to only allow one person per WB room
    • Could possibly have 2 people in big room (Church 64) as long as they stay at least 10 feet apart
  • Need to coordinate, maybe make a Google calendar to do so (also Slack)
  • Before and after you go to campus, you need to take your temperature and assess your symptoms (if any) and submit info on form
  • Also, need to submit who you were in contact with for contact tracing
  • Form is used all week, and hold on to it until asked to be submitted
  • If someone goes in to the office, they could print several forms for people to pick up in WB offices

Nameserver

  • Nameserver was down
  • CIT curators would still like to have a single form to interact with
  • Is it possible to create objects at Caltech and let a cronjob assign IDs via the nameserver? May not be a good idea
  • Still putting genotype and all info for a strain in the reason/why field in the nameserver
  • We plan to eventually connect strains to genotypes, but need model changes and curation effort to sort out
  • Hinxton is pulling in CGC strains, how often?
  • Caltech could possibly get a block of IDs

Alliance SimpleMine

  • Any updates? 3.1 feature freeze is tomorrow
  • Pending on PI decision; Paul S. will bring it up tomorrow on the Alliance PI call


June 11, 2020

Name Service

  • Testing site now up; linked to Mangolassi
  • CGI from Juancarlos not accepting all characters, including double quotes like "
  • Example submission that fails via CGI
WBPaper000XXXX; genotype: blah::' " ` / < > [ ] { } ? , . ( ) * ^ & % $ # @ ! \ | α β Ω ≈ µ ≤ ≥ ÷ æ … ˚ ∆ ∂ ß œ ∑ † ¥ ¨ ü i î ø π “   ‘ « • – ≠ Å ´ ∏ » ± — ‚ °
  • Juancarlos will look into and try to fix

Alliance Literature group

  • Textpresso vs. OntoMate vs. PubMed
  • Still some confusion about what the different tasks can be performed in each tool
  • Working on collecting different use cases on spreadsheet
  • Sentence-based search is big strength of Textpresso
  • At latest meeting performed some large searches for OntoMate and Textpresso
  • Literature acquisition: still needs work
    • Using SVM vs. Textpresso search to find relevant papers
    • Species based SVM? Currently use string matching to derive different corpora
    • Finding genes and determining which species those genes belong to?

Alliance priorities?

  • Transcription regulatory networks
  • Interactions can focus on network viewer eventually
    • May want different versions/flavors of interaction viewers
    • May also want to work closely with GO and GO-CAMs
  • Gene descriptions can focus on information poor genes, protein domains, etc.

Sandbox visual cues

  • Juancarlos and Daniela will discuss ways to provide visual cues that a curator is on a sandbox form (on Mangolassi) vs live form (on Tazendra)
  • AFP and Micropub dev sites have indicators
  • Could play with changing the background color? Maybe too hard to look at?
  • Change the color of the title of the form, e.g. the OA?
  • Will add red text "Development Site" at top of the OA form

Evidence Code Ontology

  • Kimberly and Juancarlos have worked on a parser
  • Will load into ACEDB soon


June 18, 2020

Undergrad phenotype submissions

  • Chris gave presentation to Lina Dahlberg's class about community phenotype curation
  • Class took survey about experience with presentation and experience trying to curate worm phenotypes
  • Since April 24, the class has submitted 171 annotations from 23 papers (some redundant and some still under review)

Special characters in OA/Postgres

  • There are many special characters in free text entries in the OA; probably all from copy-pasting directly from PDF
  • In some cases it seems the special characters cause problems for downstream scripts (e.g. FTP interactions file generator)
  • It would probably be good to script the replacement of special characters with their appropriate simple characters or encoded characters
  • Juancarlos wrote Perl script on Mangolassi at:
    • /home/postgres/work/pgpopulation/grg_generegulation/20200618_summary_characters/get_summary_characters.pl
    • Will find bad characters and their pgids for a given Postgres table
    • Will find bad data and their pgids for the same table
    • People can query their data tables for these characters
  • Chris & Wen will work on compiling a list of bad characters that tend to come up

Citace upload

  • July 10th citace-to-Hinxton upload
  • July 7th citace upload, but Wen will be on vacation so will upload to Wen on Tuesday, June 30th


June 25, 2020

Caltech Summer Student

  • Paul has new summer student
    • Molecular lesion curation, maybe
    • Are early stops more or less likely to be null mutations?
    • Alleles are flagged as null in WB in the context of phenotypes
    • Would be good to query Postgres for null alleles and work from there
  • Fernando
    • Anatomy function
    • GO curation? Curating transcription factors?
      • Checking for consistent curation

Worm Community Diversity Meeting

  • Organized by Ahna Skop and Dana Miller
  • Invite posted on Facebook "C. elegans Researchers" group
  • Two meetings held: one Thursday (June 18th), one Friday (June 19th)
  • Chris attended last Friday (June 19th)
  • Worm Board looking to take input and ideas from this meeting and incorporate into meetings and events
  • One idea was to document and track outreach efforts and what people have learned from them and organize them in a central location, maybe WormBase or Worm Community Forum
  • Also, there was a suggestion to have a tool that could inform potential students of worm labs in their respective local area
    • Ask Todd; he used to have a map of researchers; Todd had asked Cecilia to curate lab location and institution
  • Person and Laboratory addresses in ACEDB have a different format, so looking to reconcile
  • Do we know how many labs are still viable? Check for a paper verified in the last 5 years, or requested strains from the CGC recently
    • Most labs were real

C_elegans Slack group

  • Called "C_elegans"
  • Chris made a "WormBase" channel for people to post questions, comments
  • Chris will look into inviting everyone and possibly integrating with help@wormbase.org email list

WormBase Outreach Webinars

  • While travel is still restricted, we should consider WormBase webinars
  • Scott working on a JBrowse webinar
  • Could have a different topic each month
  • Should collect topics to cover and assign speakers (maybe multiple speakers per topic; keep it lively)
  • Should set up a schedule
  • How should we advertise? Can post on blog, twitter, etc.

New transcripts expanding gene range

  • Will bring up at next week's site-wide call
  • Possibly due to incorporation of newer nanopore reads
  • Many genes coming in WS277 have expanded well beyond the gene limits as seen in WS276
    • Example genes: pes-2.2, pck-2, herc-1, atic-1
  • Has several repercussions:
    • WormBase does not submit alleles affecting more than one gene; with these gene expansions suddenly alleles once only affecting a single gene are now affecting two genes, and so are now omitted from loading into the Alliance (including any phenotype and/or disease annotations)
    • Some expanded genes are now being attributed with thousands of alleles/variants

Citace upload

  • Upload files to Spica/Wen by Tuesday (June 30th) 10am
  • Wen will clean up folders in Spica (older files from WS277 not cleared out for some reason)