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Issue 150: iSGTW 11 November 2009

iPlant: A new paradigm for a scientific field

iPlant is going to solve the grand challenges of plant biology. It’s a big bite to chew, but the creators of iPlant think big.

“One of the really neat things about this project is that it was funded to exist by, for, and of the community,” said Dan Stanzione, co-director of the iPlant project. “The idea was to be collaborative from square one, and not to take the ‘if you build it’ approach.”

That’s why the developers behind iPlant didn’t propose specific tools or structures. Instead, they created a process whereby the plant biology community could come together and decide what the field’s grand challenges are.

Stanzione estimates that over 100 faculty members from forty different institutions worldwide participated in the grand challenge process. “Most everything was done remotely,” said Stanzione. The tools used included teleconferences, video conferences, collaboration via a wiki site, and email. 

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