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iAnn: community-driven platform for life science events


17 Jun 2013

iAnn is presented in the Oxford Journal Bioinformatics as an open source community-driven platform for dissemination of life science events, such as courses, conferences and workshops. Marc van Driel and Celia van Gelder, both NBIC team members, are co-authors of this publication.

iAnn allows automatic visualisation and integration of customised event reports. A central repository lies at the core of the platform: curators add submitted events, and these are subsequently accessed via Web services. Thus, once an iAnn widget is incorporated into a website, it permanently shows timely, relevant information as if it were native to the remote site. At the same time, announcements submitted to the repository are automatically disseminated to all portals that query the system. To facilitate the visualisation of announcements, iAnn provides powerful filtering options and views, integrated in Google Maps and Google Calendar.

For more information you can read the full article in Bioinformatics.

All iAnn widgets are freely available: