Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Viral Ecology: Based on the existing CyVerse cyberinfrastructure we are developing tools, data and metadata resources specific to viral ecology through the iVirus project.  This project focuses on challenges unique to viral biology, by developing tools specific to viruses and metagenomics to enhance data reuse and collaboration among viral researchers.  The CyVerse cyberinfrastructure promotes efficient data sharing, use of common compute resources, and a platform for developers to securely build new Apps and data processing pipelines for viral ecology.   Specifically, we are:

  • Developing Apps and data pipelines to analyzing large-scale viral and metagenomic datasets
  • Integrating disparate viral datasets in the iVirus Data Commons
  • Using metadata capabilities and standard ontologies in the CyVerse cyberinfrastructure to enhance data and software discovery and reuse

This work is a product of the Hurwitz Lab at the The University of Arizona and the Sullivan Lab at the The Ohio State University.