A look back at 2016 for BioGPS

BioGPS opened 2016 with a publication in Nucleic Acids Research, right after the New Year holiday. Throughout the year, new designs for the site were being created, reviewed, adjusted, reviewed, adjusted, and more review/adjustments in anticipation of a site redesign for 2017. A Plugin registration Blitz was held in March and April; followed by a Plugin Review Blitz in May. The BioGPS spotlight...
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Gene Wiki progress report

This is the first blog post in a series on our Gene Wiki renewal. More details below. First, let’s recap a bit of history on our Gene Wiki project. We originally proposed the Gene Wiki as one aim of our NIH grant to develop BioGPS, an crowdsourced online portal for aggregating gene-centric information. As part of a Master’s student’s thesis project, we created ~7500 Wikipedia...
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BioGPS retrospective – the four year anniversary

 Through the generous support from NIGMS, we have enjoyed stable funding for BioGPS development since 2008. During that time, we think we’ve made great progress building our community-extensible and user-customizable gene portal. It’s worth recapping how the last four years have gone relative to what we originally proposed. For completeness, I’m posting the full text of...
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BioGPS is growing faster than Moore's Law

Granted, BioGPS is a software application, and Moore’s Law is derived from improvements in computer hardware. But inasmuch as Moore’s Law is generally equated with “rapid growth”, we’re happy that BioGPS meets or exceeds it on all the usage metrics we’ve looked at. And now the details… Every May we prepare a progress report for the good folks at the NIH...
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Gene Wiki stats for January 2010

Whenever I lack for inspiration for a blog post, or whenever we need a pick-me-up in the form of evidence that our work is being used, I fire off an update of our usage metrics. Yesterday, I ran an update of the Gene Wiki stats. For the month of January 2010: The 9860 Gene Wiki pages were viewed 3,016,227 times. 91% of Gene Wiki pages are in the top 8 Google results when searching by gene symbol...
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Usage update: November 2009

It’s been several months since the last usage update in June so I thought I’d post some updated numbers. In addition to the standard metrics below, I plotted our growth in page views and website visits over time starting at the beginning of 2009: Between January and October 2009, we had a roughly 13% and 16% monthly growth rate in page views and visits, respectively. It’s...
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