IAnn: An event sharing platform for the life sciences

Rafael C. Jimenez, Juan P. Albar, Jong Bhak, Marie Claude Blatter, Thomas Blicher, Michelle D. Brazas, Cath Brooksbank, Aidan Budd, Javier De Las Rivas, Jacqueline Dreyer, Marc A. Van Driel, Michael J. Dunn, Pedro L. Fernandes, Celia W G Van Gelder, Henning Hermjakob, Vassilios Ioannidis, David P. Judge, Pascal Kahlem, Eija Korpelainen, Hans Joachim KrausJane Loveland, Christine Mayer, Jennifer McDowall, Federico Moran, Nicola Mulder, Tommi Nyronen, Kristian Rother, Gustavo A. Salazar, Reinhard Schneider, Allegra Via, Jose M. Villaveces, Ping Yu, Maria V. Schneider, Teresa K. Attwood, Manuel Corpas

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    Abstract

    We present iAnn, an open source community-driven platform for dissemination of life science events, such as courses, conferences and workshops. iAnn allows automatic visualisation and integration of customised event reports. A central repository lies at the core of the platform: curators add submitted events, and these are subsequently accessed via web services. Thus, once an iAnn widget is incorporated into a website, it permanently shows timely relevant information as if it were native to the remote site. At the same time, announcements submitted to the repository are automatically disseminated to all portals that query the system. To facilitate the visualization of announcements, iAnn provides powerful filtering options and views, integrated in Google Maps and Google Calendar. All iAnn widgets are freely available.Availability: http://iann.pro/ iannviewerContact: © 2013 The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1919-1921
    Number of pages2
    JournalBioinformatics
    Volume29
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

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