Computational Biology

>      This message came across my email lines, which prompted thoughts about 
>      the archival aspects of computational biology electronic data. New 
>      challenges are arising for archivists every day!
>      Sandy Tonnesen
>      Sandia National Laboratories
>      sltonne@sandia.gov
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This release reminds me of the development of the discipline of computational
chemistry a few decades earlier.  Along with lobbying for a 
national center for computational chemistry (which never 
materialized), the computational chemists also formed an institution called 
the Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange (QCPE), a clearinghouse for 
sharing programs and documentation.  I wonder if the computational biologists 
have something similar?
John Bolcer              "Originality through incompetence"
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