IGB needs your help - please write us a letter of support


Funding for IGB expires July, 2016. To continue the project, we’re submitting a grant to the US National Institutes of Health requesting another three years of funding. If successful, we'll be able to continue improving IGB, answering your requests for help and support, and adding new datasets and genomes to IGB.

If you would like to continue using IGB, please help us make a convincing case for continued funding by writing a letter of support for the project.

Resources for supporting software are limited, and renewal of our funding is by no means guaranteed. This means your letter is essential. A small investment of your time could make the difference between continuing or canceling the IGB project.

If you can help, please address your letter to "The Review Panel" or to IGB project Principal Investigator Ann Loraine. Use the button below to upload your letter as a PDF, Word, or plain text file, preferrably using the letterhead of your institution.

Please email your letter to the IGB team.


Suggestions on how to write your support letter

Please include lots of detail about how - and why - you or your research group uses IGB.

Potential topics

To help you get started, here is a simple template.

If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact IGB project lead Ann Loraine.