On Friday, February 22nd, Cytoscape is organizing a global quality control (QC) event for the beta version of Cytoscape 2.6. The goal is to report (and eventually fix) as many bugs as we can before the official release.

All Cytostaff members should try to organize local groups to meet and run QC testing sessions. We will have open communication channels throughout the day (see below) to facilitate testing and enhance the sense of community. Furthermore, we will come up with some sort of incentive for participants (see below).

Below you'll find the testing protocol, reformatted as a pdf. Note: many areas still need to be filled-in; this event provides a good deadline for completing the protocol. We will reproduce this document again on the day before the event to capture any updated sections, so get your sections updated! Also posted is a flyer (pdf or doc) that you can edit and distribute locally or email to targeted colleagues.

Communication Channels


We are considering $5 Amazon Gift Cards distributed via email to the first/top 50 participants. Budget permitting, we may give bonuses to top bug reporters. Remember: quality over quantity!

Testing Protocol


Local events

QC_Event (last edited 2009-02-12 01:03:09 by localhost)

Funding for Cytoscape is provided by a federal grant from the U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the Na tional Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number GM070743-01. Corporate funding is provided through a contract from Unilever PLC.

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