Genomic Standards Consortium

The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) is an open-membership working body formed in September 2005. The aim of the GSC is making genomic data discoverable. The GSC enables genomic data integration, discovery and comparison through international community-driven standards.

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Genomic Standards Consortium

Standards In Genomics (SIGS) Project

Standards In Genomics (SIGS) Project Description

Project Title: Standards in Genomic Sciences. An Open Access Journal of the Genomic Standards Consortium

Project Lead: George Garrity, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Project collaborators: Dawn Field, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK and Nikos Kyrpides, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA

Elevator pitch: Standards in Genomic Sciences provides an open-access, standards-supportive publication to the Genomic Standards Consortium for dissemination of MIxS compliant genome and metagenome reports, standard operating procedures, meeting reports, reviews and commentaries, data policies, white papers and other gray literature that is relevant to genomic sciences community.

Project Summary:

Project initiation date: July 20, 2009

Journal home page:; and PubMed Central

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Start-up funding for Standards in Genomic Sciences was provided by the Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University. A supplemental meeting grant from the Division of Biological Research, Department of Energy. Ongoing operating costs are defrayed by publication fee.

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