1. Download Most Recent Version of Phenex
Phenex is used by Phenoscape for curation of evolutionary phenotypes. You can find instructions for downloading and installing Phenex at the Phenex homepage.
2. Create a SourceForge account
We use SourceForge to maintain our data files and you'll need a username and password to work with these files.
3. Use DropBox to work with project files
Phenoscape project files are XML files (more specifically, they are in NeXML format) created using Phenex and housed in a shared DropBox folder (named 'Phenoscape-data'). Please contact Wasila or Paula for access.
PDFs are shared using Mendeley. Some PDFs are also available in the Phenoscape file share. Please ask a Phenoscaper for the username and password.
Mac OS X
- In finder > Go > Connect to Server
- Type in
- Accept security warning about certificate
- enter username and password
- Go to "My Network Places"
- Add a Network Place (pulls up wizard)
- Click Next twice
- In internet or Network address box, type in
- Accept certificate warning, if given.
- Give the share a meaningful name. Default is usually fine.
5. Subscribe to Curator Mailing List
- Phenoscape Curators mailing list (for discussion and communication of data curation issues, solutions, and progress): http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/phenoscape-curators
6. Create Tree Files
We use Mesquite to create nexus files containing trees replicated from fish publications. See this page for instructions on creating tree files using Mesquite.