October 20, 2010–The Skate Genome Project is sponsored by IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program from National Center for Research Resources at NIH, which funded North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium to enhance cyber-enabled research and workforce development in the North East states. The second workshop took place in Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Oct. 12-15. Faculty members from CBCB co-organized and participated as instructors.