Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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Calls are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm Eastern, all interested are invited to attend. In early 2018, meetings will be held bi-monthly to avoid overlap with the eDNA CoP calls.
Note: we will use Zoom for the calls, which uses computer audio or phone audio. Please test in advance to make sure it works with your computer.



The Bioinformatics CoP is not currently meeting.

Past Meetings and Notes

  • April 16, 2019: White Shark eDNA, Kevin Lafferty (cross-listed with eDNA meeting190416_CDI-eDNA.mp4
  • June 19, 2018: SNP Topics and SNP Survey
  • April 17, 2018: Introduction to iMicrobe Platform (Bonnie Hurwitz, Univ of Arizona)
  • March 20, 2018: eDNA call (TDB)
  • February 20, 2018: Christina Kellogg Microbiome seminar & AWS demo & list future topics
  • January 16, 2018: eDNA CDI Community of Practice roll out
  • October 17, 2017: Ongoing efforts led by the Alaska Science Center to provide templates and guidance for genetics data release (Barbara (Bobbi) Pierson)).
  • August 15, 2017: KBase: a software and data platform designed to meet the grand challenge of systems biology: predicting and designing biological function.
  • July 20, 2017: RNA-seq (measuring gene expression with high-throughput sequencing). Informal discussion to share best-practice tips, get people past any specific roadblock, and seek consistency in the data release process.
  • June 20, 2017: Review of Bioinformatics platform options and Getting Started with CLC Genomics Workbench
  • May 16, 2017: no meeting due to overlap with CDI Workshop in Denver
  • April 18, 2017: Yeti (HPC) Resources
  • March 21, 2017: Data Release for Bioinformatics data
  • February 28, 2017: Alces Flight, Hackathons. 
  • January 24, 2017 notes: Inaugural Call