Hard at work on the EOL Phylogenetic Tree Challenge?
Got a tree you can dust off, perhaps combine with other trees, and convert to Darwin Core Archive format?
Want to be the one to provide high quality evolutionary navigation to the Encyclopedia of Life?
Want a free trip to Ottawa, Canada?
Then you need to be part of the EOL Phylogenetic Tree Challenge. Submissions are due 15 April so there is less than one month to go!
If you are thinking about submitting to the EOL Phylogenetic Tree Challenge, you may also be able to submit to the iEvoBio Synthesizing Phylogenies challenge. The iEvoBio challenge suggests eligible public data to be combined, and the end result must be new to science. Entries are due June 25 so that participants at iEvoBio can judge which is best.
EOL’s challenge is open regarding which data sources might be used and how they should be chosen or combined. Instead we specify a standard format for output (Darwin Core Archive). The tree doesn’t have to be new, though it certainly would help! The emphasis is on suitability for use. Entries are due April 15 so that a panel can review entries and be sure to cover the travel and registration costs to attend iEvoBio.
Best of luck, and please do ask questions in the tree challenge community on the EOL website.