Meeting Report from the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) Workshop 9

Tanja Davidsen, Ramana Madupu, Peter Sterk, Dawn Field, George M. Garrity, Jack Gilbert, Frank Oliver Glöckner, Lynette Hirschman, Eugene Kolker, Renzo Kottmann, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Folker Meyer, Norman Morrison, Lynn Schriml, Tatiana Tatusova, John Wooley

Abstract


This report summarizes the proceedings of the 9th workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC), held at the J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD, U.S.A.. It was the first GSC workshop to have open registration and attracted over 90 participants. This workshop featured sessions that provided overviews of the full range of ongoing GSC projects. It included sessions on Standards in Genomic Sciences, the open access journal of the GSC, building standards for genome annotation, the M5 platform for next-generation collaborative computational infrastructures, building ties with the biodiversity research community and two discussion panels with government and industry participants. Progress was made on all fronts, and major outcomes included the completion of the MIENS specification for publication and the formation of the Biodiversity working group.

doi:10.4056/sigs.1353455


Keywords


genomics; metadata; metagenomics; bioinformatics; standards

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Acknowledgements

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of many members of the Genomic Standards Consortium, the broader genomic science community, and those who have indicated their willingness to serve as editors, reviewers and contributors.

SIGS was founded with grants from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State University, the Michigan State University Foundation, and the US Department of Energy Biological and Environmental Research DE-FG02-08ER64707. The journal became self-supporting on October 1, 2011.

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