Tuesday, May 15, 2012

EOL challenge draft proposal

In the spirit of the Would you give me a grant experiment? [1] here's the draft of a proposal I'm working on for the Computable Data Challenge. It's an attempt to merge taxonomic names, the primary literature, and phylogenetics into one all-singing, all-dancing website that makes it easy to browse names, see the publications relevant to those names, and see what, if anything, we know about the phylogeny of those taxa. It builds on a number of other projects I've been working on, most recently my efforts to link names to the primary literature. Comments welcome (the proposal deadline is next week).

The proposal is embedded below using Google's PDF viewer, if you can't see it try logging into your Google account, or click here.

1. The answer from NERC was a resounding "no".