CIPRES Project

CIPRES (Cyber-Infrastructure for Phylogenetic Research) was a multi-institutional NSF-funded grant whose overarching goal was "To provide the computational infrastructure needed to reconstruct phylogenies for millions of taxa." The project included 33 faculty, including biologists, computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians, working together to develop software and mathematical theory for large-scale phylogeny estimation, to test methods, and to perform outreach to the public and the scientific community. The CIPRES project left a legacy in the students and postdocs it trained, and also in the CIPRES Portal (which is now available through the TeraGrid) and the CIPRES Science Gateway. An abridged version of the CIPRES final report is also available.