Publications in journals such as Systematic Biology or Molecular Biology and Evolution often describe a series of detailed steps used in to analyze a set of data, involving various types of software and choices of parameters. We ought to be able to reproduce this procedure and apply it to a different set of data. Can we use software toolkits (e.g., BioPerl, or Mesquite perhaps) to develop a framework for generating templates that would allow a novice user to carry out an analysis procedure that was designed by an expert?
Analysis of current needs
(what do we have now? what is missing? what challenges are coming up?)
Goals for the working group
(specific goals for this topic)
Strategy for achieving goal
(be sure to include specific deliverables or milestones)