# FAQs

  1. I’m not sure where to start...How do I get started with GENI?

    • Begin by viewing the introductory tutorials. [place tutorial link here]
  2. How do I become involved in a project?

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  3. How does a course differ from a class?

    • GENI functionally distinguishes a course from a class for clarity purposes. A course signifies the portion of a project that seeks to answer the biological question at hand. A class represents a single repetition of a course. Multiple classes provide experimental duplication for a given course. Sometimes, as with the Bioinformatics courses, one class is sufficient to complete a course. In the case of functional genomics, several iterations of a class may be required to achieve certainty of the data.
  4. Where do I find my class pin?

    • As a student, your instructor will provide you with your class PIN. Instructors will generate their class PIN when creating the class on GENI-ACT.
  5. The system isn’t working, what do I do?


  6. As an instructor, how do I change to “Instructor Status” from “Student Status”?

    • To request Instructor Status, ...
  7. My students are having trouble uploading data. What’s going on?

    • The GENI-ACT system can accommodate files up to __Mb in size. If your files are larger, you.....
  8. Can I enroll in my own course as a student?

    • Yes, many GENI users do this routinely to be able to work side-by-side with their students.
  9. How long does it take to complete a class?

    • Each project, course and class are different in this respect. Courses are designed to be conducted within trimester, quarter or semester systems. Some are 2-3 weeks in length whereas others are meant to be the entire class curriculum.
  10. How is GENI funded?

    • Development of GENI has occurred through public and private grants. The program's vision is to establish a business structure that will allow GENI to be self-sustaining.
  11. Who can participate in a GENI project?

    • GENI-ACT projects are open to anyone who would like to participate. While many of the projects are geared towards the undergraduate student, genome annotation and genome finishing projects have successfully been used in high school settings by several GENI Scientists.




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