The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Digital Information Technology program has awarded $499K to Phoenix Bioinformatics to catalyze development of creative new user-based funding strategies for research databases. Phoenix was founded in 2013 by the staff of the Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) to provide new support mechanisms as TAIR transitioned away from grant-based funding. Following its success with TAIR, Phoenix will be assisting other databases with their funding challenges and helping them find new ways to sustain their projects for the long term with community help. For more information about TAIR’s transition to sustainable funding or the newly funded Phoenix project please contact Phoenix Bioinformatics.
Phoenix Bioinformatics is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to finding innovative ways to sustain critical scientific resources.