We are continually looking for new ways to engage and share with students, scientists, and the general public. Everyone can follow us on githubtumblr, facebook, youtube, twitter, wikispacesflickr, and figshare. Web-based resources we have developed include an online version of the Colton Shellfish Collection, crassostreome,  Research Notes on Ocean Acidification and oystergen.es.

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Data and Resource Sharing Plan

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Outreach | 0 comments

It is the philosophy of the group to make data available to the widest potential audience in a timely manner.

Data Sharing

Routine Activity

Research activities will be recorded daily in online lab notebooks. Lab notebooks can be maintained in various platforms including Evernote, Wikispaces, IPython, and GitHub. Noteboooks will be made centrally accessible at genefish.wikispaces.com.

Product Publication

All published data will be submitted to journals indexed by the major biomedical indexing sites including PubMed and PubMed Central. In instances where a publisher version of a publication is not open access, an open access alternative (author’s version) will be made available on the lab website (http://faculty.washington.edu/sr320/?page_id=246). For all studies, the raw data, as well as the relevant metadata and computational algorithms used to generate statistical and graphical summaries which were used to generate the final research data will be provided. This data will be provided with a permissive (CC0 or CC-BY) use license. Data will be deposited as supplementary data to the relevant publications where possible and where permitted, deposited to web-accessible data repositories such as Figshare (http://figshare.com) or similar services. Finally data will be posted on, or linked to, from the principal investigator’s website. If further data is obtained relevant to these studies, which can be combined with the published data sets, these evolving data sets will be added to the available online repositories, separately from the published data sets.

Resource Sharing

All reagents or kits will be clearly described in publications, including catalog or stock numbers. This data will also be provided in the metadata associated with published data sets. Samples, plasmids, antibodies, and other products described in these studies will be maintained in the principal investigator’s laboratory and made available freely and without restriction to any scientists, providing sufficient amounts are available.



Inspired by, and language used from: https://github.com/BridgesLab/Lab-Documents

Source: https://github.com/sr320/LabDocs


FISH310 for 2nd Graders

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Outreach, tumblelog | 0 comments

This has been reposted from our lab tumblelog

A few weeks ago I went to Wilkes Elementary to give a presentation and show the students some marine invertebrates. I used some of the more charismatic examples from FISH310 and the kids were extremely knowledgable and full of questions. I easily had more student interaction in that one hour than 10 weeks in my college course!  Below is a post from Mrs. Spickard’s blog on my visit.

Marine Science with Mr. Roberts

Posted by Laurie Spickard at 5/21/2013

Mr. Roberts came to share his marine science expertise with us!  We thank you for taking the time to share the pictures and creatures you brought!  Wait until the next time you go with your child to the beach.  You will be amazed what your little marine biologist knows!  


And we are off to the beach on Friday for our low tide exploration at Fort Ward!  We can’t wait.  Details about this trip will be sent by email in a few days.

via the Lab Tumblr: http://genefish.tumblr.com/post/51390704421

Tenure Package [SB Roberts]

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Outreach, Publication | 0 comments

If anyone is interested in what a tenure package looks like (I know I could have benefited from a few more examples) I am making mine available here.

Below is one of the tables I included, an attempt to quantify online science outreach.

Social Media Metrics


Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Outreach | 0 comments


“Exploring the biology of oysters, a few hundred base pairs at at time.”



We just launched a new site  intended to serve as a portal for sharing research data, resources, and information as it pertains to active research efforts that intersect the fields of shellfish genomics and environmental science.

Currently the site highlights two oyster species and documents ongoing activities in “Tidal Cycles