The Legume Federation (https://legumefederation.org/) is a consortium of legume research groups with the goal of improving the value of our informatics resources by federating them in a "one-stop-shop" to enable comparative genomics, trait research, diversity and related research endeavors. It currently includes the Legume Information System (Iowa State, NCGR), PeanutBase (Iowa State), SoyBase (Iowa State), Medicago truncatula Genome Database (JCVI), and CyVerse, with contributions from UC-Riverside, The Noble Foundation and the University of Minnesota, among others.
We have integrated many web-based tools to aid you in your genetic and genomic research, most of which are fairly new and probably unknown to you. We propose to conduct a three-day workshop this coming spring, probably in March, in which we will demonstrate and train you on our tools, and hopefully encourage you to use LegFed resources, as well as solicit your feedback to make our efforts more useful to the communities you represent. We will also discuss how to get YOUR data into or accessible by the systems.
Funding will be available to support participation by US-based researchers.
Please complete this survey by the end of October so that we can estimate the number of attendees, best dates and appropriate points of focus for our agenda. If you have an interest that is similar, but not exactly the same, as a given question, please enter it in the "Other" field.
Thank you, and we hope you or a representative from your group will be able to attend!