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Data Distribution Center (DDC)

Thank you for being a CAMERA user during its operation as a resource for environmental genomics. During the past few years, CAMERA has been able to offer a number of important community resources, including an exceptionally well curated environmental genomic database, the ability for researchers to deposit molecular sequence datasets with associated environmental parameters (metadata), open access to computational resources to enable metagenomic comparisons, educational resources, and helpdesk services. These efforts have been funded through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) Marine Microbiology Initiative and the National Science Foundation to serve the needs of the marine microbiology community and other users.

In particular, the CAMERA compute resources, which include large-scale BLAST capabilities and other workflow-enabled analysis capabilities (RAMMCAP), were generously supported by the GBMF, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the NSF XSEDE program, and commercial Cloud computing resource providers (CODONiS).

Due to the termination of GBMF support, CAMERA can no longer accommodate the computational needs of the community. Therefore, starting July 1, 2014, CAMERA will begin to shut down the CAMERA portal and will no longer accept any new workflow submissions. The results of workflows submitted by July 1, 2014 will be available to users through July 15th. Urgent requests for the temporary use of CAMERA workflow resources beyond July 1, 2014 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a current or prior CAMERA user and would like to retrieve personal data from the system, we strongly encourage you to do so now.

As announced earlier this year, CAMERA will continue to maintain free and open access to its rich collection of curated data and metadata via the CAMERA Data Distribution Center (DDC), which includes links to the Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project. In conjunction with the portal shutdown, CAMERA will also no longer accept user data submissions past July 1st (but data submissions currently in progress will be completed and made available via the DDC).

Please contact us at camera-info@calit2.net regarding matters pertaining to the use of CAMERA.

Thank you so much for your support and participation!

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