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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_2019|2019 Meetings]]
 
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_2020|2020 Meetings]]
  
GoToMeeting link: https://www.gotomeet.me/wormbase1
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_2021|2021 Meetings]]
  
= 2020 Meetings =
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= 2022 Meetings =
  
== January 9, 2020 ==
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_January_2022|January]]
  
=== Phenotype Curation Requests ===
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_February_2022|February]]
* 1,229 emails sent Dec 3-6, 2019
 
* Received 194 annotations from 40 papers and from 37 distinct community curators
 
** 37 papers requested, 3 additional papers annotated
 
** 104 Phenotype OA annotations (from 27 papers; 25 distinct curators)
 
** 90 RNAi OA annotations (from 20 papers; 19 distinct curators)
 
* 43 bounced emails
 
** 2 resent to new addresses
 
** 5 have backup email addresses (also sent)
 
  
=== Worm Area Meetings ===
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_March_2022|March]]
* Chris has (re)requested slots for WormBase for the Worcester Area Worm Meeting and the Boston Area Worm Meeting
 
* Will update group if/when a slot is assigned (probably not until Fall 2020 at the earliest)
 
  
=== Reference widget Textpresso linkouts ===
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_April_2022|April]]
* Now live on WormBase, WS274
 
* [https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues/7347 GitHub ticket]
 
* Applies to the following classes: genes, strains, variations, transgenes, constructs, anatomy terms, clones, life stages, rearrangements, molecules, processes
 
* Gene example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/gene/WBGene00022861#0d--10
 
* Strain example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/strain/WBStrain00004309#05--10
 
* Variation example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/variation/WBVar00248884#08--10
 
* Transgene example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/transgene/WBTransgene00004654#04--10
 
** Known issue: searching on synonyms in addition to public name; Sibyl will fix
 
* Construct example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/construct/WBCnstr00023113#03--10
 
** Known issue: not working now; need to only search on public name when available, not on summary; Sibyl will fix
 
* Anatomy term example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/anatomy_term/WBbt:0005772#05--10
 
** Known challenge: "Psub1" will essentially never match the intended target and "P1" may find the embryonic cell or the postembryonic cell
 
* Clone example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/clone/W02C12#03--10
 
* Life stage example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/life_stage/WBls:0000038#03--10
 
** Known challenge: "L4 larva Ce" will never match; "L4 larva" maybe; but "L4" alone will not unless a synonym
 
* Rearrangement example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/rearrangement/sDp3#03--10
 
* Molecule example: https://wormbase.org/resources/molecule/WBMol:00003650#03--10
 
* Process example: https://wormbase.org/resources/wbprocess/WBbiopr:00000001#09--10
 
  
=== WS276 Citace upload ===
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_May_2022|May]]
* Hinxton upload Jan 31, 2020
 
* Citace upload on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
 
  
=== Author First Pass paper ===
 
* AFP resent to Database
 
* Automated descriptions about to be sent
 
* SObA, write for micropub? One micropub on SObA and another on comparative SObA
 
  
=== Noctua/GO-CAM ===
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= October 6th, 2022 =  
* New version of the Noctua form released next week
 
* Imports from WormBase?
 
** Big push in coming months will be to pull in all manual annotations from WB into Noctua (on track)
 
** Need to work on annotation history on back end
 
** May have face-to-face meeting in Pasadena
 
  
=== Variation curation ===
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== Mangolassi ==
* Have a backlog; Paul D is assigned but has been overwhelmed
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* Mangolassi is down (network only?); Michael will be in the office in an hour
* Have asserted this as a priority
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** Start a cronjob to check for network connections? Already set up (Raymond)
* We have the allele-sequence form; where does it go? Hinxton
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** Michael can log into his machine; Tazendra is OK (so, not network issue?)
* Need to get allele/variation data in an Alliance-submission friendly form and pull it into the Alliance
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* Need to integrate curation with the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) pipeline
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== GO meeting next week ==
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* 7am - 11am PDT
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* Zoom channel? Available on GO meeting agenda page:
 +
** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YdM-RRosNJh1i4w4MLCF5lGfRrFIv7EqyNhEQD_QL0M
 +
 
 +
== Alliance Literature working group ==
 +
* Subgroups; Ranjana interested in joining the search subgroup
 +
* Can sign up on the lit group page
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** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hB6cft0J_DaapQ9uHUGXwbqrnsZs7wORoepQicLdhTk/edit?pli=1#bookmark=id.butj0rfl4zh1
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 +
== Persons ==
 +
* Are there more use cases to collect?
 +
* Some existing use cases:
 +
** ACKnowledge attribution
 +
** Community phenotype curators
 +
** When do people need person IDs? When accessing/using some forms
 +
* Content of earlier email
 +
** When someone asks for a CGC Lab code, they must have a WBPerson ID.  To fill out some tazendra forms, I think they need a WBPerson ID.  To connect Persons to Laboratories for their WB lab page.  To track who is a PI for which Lab.  To connect to other Persons for Intellectual Lineage.  Connect authors to Persons so Papers have a list of authors in publication order, each author linked to the Person (ZFIN has two lists, sorted for authors, separate for persons).  Our users tell us they use the WB Person page for their cv.
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** Use of Person Contact information: I think our use case for person information is mostly to have current emails for community outreach (ACKnowledge, community phenotype forms).  It's been used in the past to send letters to PIs, so we could prioritize maintaining more information just for PIs.  Some analysis is sometimes done by region / country, but this is rare.  If anyone can think of other use cases for person data, please let us know. While we mostly only use the email addresses, Cecilia uses address / webpage / ORCID to connect authors to Persons, so having that data is important to make more connections.
 +
* Knowing address and affiliation can help disambiguate similarly named persons/authors
 +
* Questions about ethics of tracking information and person lineage?
 +
** Not really a new issue; people present CVs on grants and other contexts
 +
** Can be problematic to display people's email address and physical address, from a security perspective
 +
** Email addresses: if someone has a strain/reagent not in a repository, can be helpful to connect to access materials
 +
** We and others provide email addresses in publications
 +
** We don't currently ask for permission to display the information (email, address, etc.); maybe we should?
 +
** Should we have a survey to ask users' opinions about displaying this information? Is it worthwhile? Concerning?
 +
** Should we provide a waiver that people agree their information will be in the public domain?
 +
** Person form disclaimer: "Note: Phone and fax information won't show in your Person report for privacy reasons, but we are collecting the information in case we need to contact you. We keep old email, old institution, and old registered_lab data for history, please don't remove it when updating your information."
 +
** Person form is available to public and displays personal information, e.g.: http://tazendra.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/forms/person.cgi?action=Display&number=WBPerson51134
 +
*** Could someone scrape this information? Yes, person information is available from WB database dumps
 +
** Could institute a login; we had wanted to keep the barrier to participate low
 +
* Going forward, the Alliance can implement better security for person information
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
= Aug 25th, 2022=
 +
* Phosphoproteomic dataset
 +
* WB grant - the new and radically different format for a “Biomedical Knowledgebase (U24 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed)” application
 +
*
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*
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 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
= Aug 18th, 2022=
 +
* Raymond reporting on meeting with Scott Emmons and neural connectivity data
 +
 
 +
= Aug 11th, 2022 =
 +
 
 +
Secondary species information content.
 +
* Gone through and counted number of objects in different data classes for all species
 +
* https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q1FE7Miz0IJxultBtEq-VFoAcdz1UpxM3wfER4-qQGg/edit?usp=sharing
 +
* Pristionchus: Talk to Ralf Sommer and see if wee can take some of the pristionchus.org data into WB -> Ranjana; Decision: after more discussion, decided to hold off on this as the plan is to focus on C. elegans for the grant. Perhaps in the future, we can seek finding and collaboration with the Pritionchus community (such as Sommer lab, etc).
 +
 
 +
* Brainstorm on how wee can utilize other species data -> may be a separate grant
 +
* remanei (4 genome versions) and briggsae (3 genome versions) problem -> several versions of the genome. Same problem in parasite. Will need to address in the future. Want to have multiple sequence alignments so researchers can compare different versions.
 +
* Address c elegans version assemblies in the grant. LoS from authors?
 +
* Parasite has a new RNAseq analysis pipeline (not single cells yet)
 +
 
 +
= July 28th, 2022 =
 +
 
 +
Global Core Biodata Resource application
 +
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1juJ4mm1evay32lNt3OOsbKL36RY4_3cW/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106019143058337411488&rtpof=true&sd=true
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= July 14th, 2022 =
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== Reference and Person Evidence ==
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* We need to know how best to move forward with ?Reference and ?Person evidence in the context of data exchange between WB and the Alliance
 +
* Does A-team need to connect those WB Persons to be able to populate data in the Alliance curation db ? 
 +
** If so, can it wait until we have proper persons ? 
 +
** If not, when we have persons later will the data be reconnected to Person objects ?
 +
* Where does data come from, which we call Person_evidence ?  Some forms ?  Direct emails ?  Other sources ? 
 +
* For author curation/verification, what evidence do we want to use?
 +
* Can we create Paper objects for the actual emails or other forms of communication (figure out details of when and what requirements), but keep Person_evidence for form submissions ?
 +
* How much will it muddy things to create Paper objects for emails, e.g. how will it affect NLP downstream, do we need PDFs ?
 +
* If we create personal communication References at Alliance only do we also want them as WBPapers, or will we just keep ?Person evidence at WB?
 +
* Are we okay with conflating Person data and Paper data in Reference at the Alliance.  That is, duplicating the same data as a Person and as a Reference.
 +
 
 +
== How to look up balancers (Df / Dp) in WB (PWS/Ryan Baugh) ==
 +
 
 +
= June 30, 2022 =
 +
 
 +
= June 23, 2022 =
 +
 
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Helpdesk tickets
 +
 
 +
SOba in Alliance  
 +
 
 +
GCBR application due 8th Aug
 +
 
 +
Prepare for grant; nice pics for metrics eg https://pharos.nih.gov
 +
 
 +
Should Alliance gene & allele model have Clone/Sequence name as an attribute?
 +
 
 +
 
 +
= May 26, 2022 =
 +
 
 +
WormBase user survey
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
= May 12, 2022 =
 +
 
 +
==Subcellular localization field==
 +
* WB has 2 separate free text fields to capture anatomical and subcellular localization statements but obviously the boundaries are fuzzy, see the example below where the statement belongs to both- there are many examples.
 +
“miR-228 is expressed in the germline and preferentially localizes to the nuclear periphery.”
 +
 
 +
* Other MODs do not make such distinction.
 +
* Daniela is asking the group advice to see if there is any objection in merging the 2 fields and slot the paragraph descriptions in the  ExpressionExperimentStatement in LinkML.
 +
 
 +
* Decision: Keep just one field that will take care of both anatomical expression and subcellular localization
 +
 
 +
<pre>
 +
ExpressionExperimentStatement:
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 +
    is_a: EntityStatement
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 +
    description: >-
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 +
      Free-text describing some aspect(s) of a gene's expression, particularly
 +
 
 +
      nuanced information that is not readily captured in annotations.
 +
 
 +
      This statement's scope is limited to the associated ExpressionExperiment.
 +
 
 +
    notes: >-
 +
 
 +
      Inherits: statement_subject, statement_type, statement_text, references.
 +
 
 +
    slot_usage:
 +
 
 +
      statement_subject:
 +
 
 +
        range: ExpressionExperiment
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</pre>

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October 6th, 2022

Mangolassi

  • Mangolassi is down (network only?); Michael will be in the office in an hour
    • Start a cronjob to check for network connections? Already set up (Raymond)
    • Michael can log into his machine; Tazendra is OK (so, not network issue?)

GO meeting next week

Alliance Literature working group

Persons

  • Are there more use cases to collect?
  • Some existing use cases:
    • ACKnowledge attribution
    • Community phenotype curators
    • When do people need person IDs? When accessing/using some forms
  • Content of earlier email
    • When someone asks for a CGC Lab code, they must have a WBPerson ID. To fill out some tazendra forms, I think they need a WBPerson ID. To connect Persons to Laboratories for their WB lab page. To track who is a PI for which Lab. To connect to other Persons for Intellectual Lineage. Connect authors to Persons so Papers have a list of authors in publication order, each author linked to the Person (ZFIN has two lists, sorted for authors, separate for persons). Our users tell us they use the WB Person page for their cv.
    • Use of Person Contact information: I think our use case for person information is mostly to have current emails for community outreach (ACKnowledge, community phenotype forms). It's been used in the past to send letters to PIs, so we could prioritize maintaining more information just for PIs. Some analysis is sometimes done by region / country, but this is rare. If anyone can think of other use cases for person data, please let us know. While we mostly only use the email addresses, Cecilia uses address / webpage / ORCID to connect authors to Persons, so having that data is important to make more connections.
  • Knowing address and affiliation can help disambiguate similarly named persons/authors
  • Questions about ethics of tracking information and person lineage?
    • Not really a new issue; people present CVs on grants and other contexts
    • Can be problematic to display people's email address and physical address, from a security perspective
    • Email addresses: if someone has a strain/reagent not in a repository, can be helpful to connect to access materials
    • We and others provide email addresses in publications
    • We don't currently ask for permission to display the information (email, address, etc.); maybe we should?
    • Should we have a survey to ask users' opinions about displaying this information? Is it worthwhile? Concerning?
    • Should we provide a waiver that people agree their information will be in the public domain?
    • Person form disclaimer: "Note: Phone and fax information won't show in your Person report for privacy reasons, but we are collecting the information in case we need to contact you. We keep old email, old institution, and old registered_lab data for history, please don't remove it when updating your information."
    • Person form is available to public and displays personal information, e.g.: http://tazendra.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/forms/person.cgi?action=Display&number=WBPerson51134
      • Could someone scrape this information? Yes, person information is available from WB database dumps
    • Could institute a login; we had wanted to keep the barrier to participate low
  • Going forward, the Alliance can implement better security for person information


Aug 25th, 2022

  • Phosphoproteomic dataset
  • WB grant - the new and radically different format for a “Biomedical Knowledgebase (U24 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed)” application



Aug 18th, 2022

  • Raymond reporting on meeting with Scott Emmons and neural connectivity data

Aug 11th, 2022

Secondary species information content.

  • Gone through and counted number of objects in different data classes for all species
  • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q1FE7Miz0IJxultBtEq-VFoAcdz1UpxM3wfER4-qQGg/edit?usp=sharing
  • Pristionchus: Talk to Ralf Sommer and see if wee can take some of the pristionchus.org data into WB -> Ranjana; Decision: after more discussion, decided to hold off on this as the plan is to focus on C. elegans for the grant. Perhaps in the future, we can seek finding and collaboration with the Pritionchus community (such as Sommer lab, etc).
  • Brainstorm on how wee can utilize other species data -> may be a separate grant
  • remanei (4 genome versions) and briggsae (3 genome versions) problem -> several versions of the genome. Same problem in parasite. Will need to address in the future. Want to have multiple sequence alignments so researchers can compare different versions.
  • Address c elegans version assemblies in the grant. LoS from authors?
  • Parasite has a new RNAseq analysis pipeline (not single cells yet)

July 28th, 2022

Global Core Biodata Resource application https://docs.google.com/document/d/1juJ4mm1evay32lNt3OOsbKL36RY4_3cW/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106019143058337411488&rtpof=true&sd=true


July 14th, 2022

Reference and Person Evidence

  • We need to know how best to move forward with ?Reference and ?Person evidence in the context of data exchange between WB and the Alliance
  • Does A-team need to connect those WB Persons to be able to populate data in the Alliance curation db ?
    • If so, can it wait until we have proper persons ?
    • If not, when we have persons later will the data be reconnected to Person objects ?
  • Where does data come from, which we call Person_evidence ? Some forms ? Direct emails ? Other sources ?
  • For author curation/verification, what evidence do we want to use?
  • Can we create Paper objects for the actual emails or other forms of communication (figure out details of when and what requirements), but keep Person_evidence for form submissions ?
  • How much will it muddy things to create Paper objects for emails, e.g. how will it affect NLP downstream, do we need PDFs ?
  • If we create personal communication References at Alliance only do we also want them as WBPapers, or will we just keep ?Person evidence at WB?
  • Are we okay with conflating Person data and Paper data in Reference at the Alliance. That is, duplicating the same data as a Person and as a Reference.

How to look up balancers (Df / Dp) in WB (PWS/Ryan Baugh)

June 30, 2022

June 23, 2022

Helpdesk tickets

SOba in Alliance

GCBR application due 8th Aug

Prepare for grant; nice pics for metrics eg https://pharos.nih.gov

Should Alliance gene & allele model have Clone/Sequence name as an attribute?


May 26, 2022

WormBase user survey



May 12, 2022

Subcellular localization field

  • WB has 2 separate free text fields to capture anatomical and subcellular localization statements but obviously the boundaries are fuzzy, see the example below where the statement belongs to both- there are many examples.

“miR-228 is expressed in the germline and preferentially localizes to the nuclear periphery.”

  • Other MODs do not make such distinction.
  • Daniela is asking the group advice to see if there is any objection in merging the 2 fields and slot the paragraph descriptions in the ExpressionExperimentStatement in LinkML.
  • Decision: Keep just one field that will take care of both anatomical expression and subcellular localization
ExpressionExperimentStatement:

    is_a: EntityStatement

    description: >-

      Free-text describing some aspect(s) of a gene's expression, particularly

      nuanced information that is not readily captured in annotations.

      This statement's scope is limited to the associated ExpressionExperiment.

    notes: >-

      Inherits: statement_subject, statement_type, statement_text, references.

    slot_usage:

      statement_subject:

        range: ExpressionExperiment