A first special issue of Standards in Genomic Sciences from the Genomic Standards Consortium

Dawn Field, Renzo Kottmann, Peter Sterk


Face-to-face meetings play a central role in the birth and maturation of communities. Intensive workshops filled with presentations, discussions and working group meetings have always been at the heart of the activities of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC). Such work-driven meetings are a key way in which the GSC fulfils its mission. Similarly, meeting reports provide a key mechanism for preserving and disseminating the consensus built at such meetings as they describe the range of speakers and participants present, topics covered and key outcomes and priorities agreed upon by the community.This issue contains a total of nine meeting reports, from workshops held between April and October 2010 that are presented to the reader to provide a broad overview of ongoing GSC activities and initiatives.

doi:10.4056/ sigs.1493697


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SIGS is currently in the process of transferring to a new publisher, BioMed Central. Although the Editor-in-Chief and the web address will remain the same, as of March 1, 2014 all Genome Reports submitted to SIGS will be published by BioMed Central and will incur an author processing charge (APC) of £865, payable upon acceptance. All other paper types will incur an APC of £1325, also payable upon acceptance. In submitting your paper to SIGS, you agree to pay this fee if and when your article is accepted for publication.


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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