We discussed what “multi-tenancy” support would look like. In other words, how manuscript submissions beyond WormBase (like FlyBase, XenBase etc.), as well as manuscripts outside of biology (eg. geology) would be possible within the application in the future.
The general idea is that everything would be hosted under the same application. The manuscript submissions would be separated under categories within the same database. It would be on the author to choose a category on initial submission.
The microPublication editors would need an administration interface where they can add new categories, as well as manage who the editors and science officers for that category are. They would also need to manage which forms are available for each category.
Editors and science officers assigned to these categories would only have permissions on the categories they’ve been assigned to. These permissions would look similar to the editor and science officer permissions for WormBase submissions in the current application. They wouldn’t however, have the permission to manage team members of other categories.