GENI-ACT allows collaborative genome annotation. Researchers or students can collectively suggest changes to an existing genome with supporting evidence. Changes can be ported back to genbank by exporting to a sequin file format.
GENI-ACT also has ported the education components from IMG-ACT. Teachers can assign students work to be completed in a lab notebook that is integrated with the classroom.
GENI-ACT is the next generation of software to annotate bacterial genomes and republish sequin files to NCBI Genbank.
The site automatically pulls text-based genbank files from NCBI FTP and converts them into an indexed binary form that can be easily searched and queried. These files are stored at http://bgbk.geni-act.org/. The site also uses a three-tier architecture with a load-balancer, server nodes and dedicated database server.