Pola3r is an information system dedicated to facilitate the discovery, access and analysis of molecular
microbial diversity (meta)data generated by Antarctic researchers.
This includes the ability to upload information that describes (i) a research project that involves
molecular microbial diversity sequence information (this goes into the Integrated Publishing Toolkit
system that was developed by GBIF), (ii) communicating descriptive environmental information through a
relatively newly accepted standard set of terms (Genomic Standards Consortium, MiMARKS), (iii) uploading
links to DNA, RNA, proteomic or metabolomic data sets that have been deposited in public repositories, and
the required metadata describing them.