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Webinar: Organizing Intercalibration Efforts for BioGeoSCAPES: A Panel Discussion

January 25 (11a-1p ET)


Producing data that can be effectively compared across space and time is a critical aspect of developing a collaborative international microbial biogeochemistry program. Intercalibration activities involving validation of precision and accuracy and development of intercomparison standards are foundational to the production of interoperable data. With BioGeoSCAPES aiming to launch mid-decade, further progress must be made to ensure high-quality data collection. This virtual panel will include perspectives from a variety of communities (nucleic acids, metabolomics, proteomics, rates) and encourage brainstorming through small group discussions. This panel discussion initiates important discussions and community-building in preparation for an international BioGeoSCAPES science planning workshop in Woods Hole, MA USA (tentatively scheduled for Fall 2023).


11:00 EST – 11:45 Short 5 minute overview talks

  • Maite Maldonado – Introduction and Webinar Goals
  • Daniel Petras and Jeffrey Hawkes – Metabolomics Intercalibration update
  • Adrian Marchetti – US Nucleic Acids Intercalibration Workshop Results
  • Mak Saito – Ocean Metaproteomics Intercomparison Update and Sampling Material
  • Luke Thompson, Alyse Larkin and Harriet Alexander – BioGoSHIP Nucleic Acids Intercomparison
  • Daniele Iudicone – Perspectives from AtlantEco/Tara
  • Julie LaRoche – Rates Measurement Intercalibration

11:45-12:15 Breakout Room Discussions

12:15-12:30 Report back

12:30-13:00 Open Plenary Discussion