The iMicrobe Project is funded by the Gordon Betty Moore Foundation (Grant #4491) and leverages the CyVerse Cyberinfrastructure to enable discovery and access to microbial datasets consisting of project information, ‘omics data and assemblies, metadata, and other associated files. To enhance access to these valuable resources, we deliver these data using four data access methods:
- an interactive website and RESTful API
- the iMicrobe Data Commons in the iPlant Discovery Environment
- CyVerse data mirroring services, and
- an FTP server
Data in the iMicrobe Data Commons can be used in conjunction with CyVerse bioinformatics tools, computational resources, and other federated datasets. Moreover, using data within the CyVerse cyberinfrastructure fosters collaboration and data sharing among researchers towards broader community interaction.