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Feb 5 2016 - 11:27pm
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Burlingame CA, Miami FL, and Stanford CA. A collaborative U01 grant titled “Unifying Templates, Ontologies and Tools to Achieve Effective Annotation of Bioassay Protocols” has been awarded to University of Miami together with Stanford University and Collaborative Drug Discovery. The principal investigators of this $2,088,678 U01 grant are... Read complete article
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The CEDAR system is going through a major upgrade this Wednesday, January 24. It may be down much of the day as we upgrade both the CEDAR Workbench software, and the libraries like Java that support it. Whenever the CEDAR system is not responding, you can visit our CEDAR status page, thanks to the StatusCake service. This will let you know if you... Read complete article
"We need a comprehensive approach to the authoring and management of metadata, as the success of a lot of commons projects is at stake." Dr. Mark Musen writes in a blog post for the National Cancer Informatics Program "To make experimental datasets FAIR, they must be accompanied by metadata" that can explain them—and many online datasets fail to... Read complete article
Want to learn more and share about how CEDAR makes the tedious work of metadata entry easier? This introductory trifold explains to the naive user who we are, what we do, and how we make metadata entry smarter and faster so researchers have more time to do what they do best – research.  
We are pleased to announce release 1.5.0 of the CEDAR Workbench. Repository Model Update and Validation We have made minor updates to our repository model. The latest model document can be found here; Appendix C in this document contains the updates to the model made since the last release. We also made significant model validation extensions to... Read complete article
As you use CEDAR, you may notice its address on the web has changed!  We've moved the CEDAR Workbench application from, to You may not notice this change, because we're automatically forwarding from the old .net address via a (301) redirect. So any browser accesses should redirect... Read complete article

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