The aim of ECOGEO’s first workshop was to enable domain scientists and cyberinfrastructure experts to collaboratively discuss grand challenges in ‘omics science and explore use cases that translate those challenges into cyberinfrastructure needs. The group also worked to outline existing resources, brainstormed how to best leverage and expand those resources, and discussed ways to better establish best practices in the community.
The workshop hosted over 50 participants from more than 20 universities, three national labs, four cyberinfrastructure centers, two NSF funded data resources, and three EarthCube funded projects. At the conclusion of the workshop, participant comments were unified and optimistic about how to best move forward as a community. Scientists and cyberinfrastructure experts were able to identify common ground and consensus on how to address the some of the core ‘omics science challenges. This report summarizes discussions and synthesis activities that generated the following recommendations, aimed at overcoming cyberinfrastructure challenges in environmental ‘omics research.This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1440066. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.