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.

This project is maintained by GenomicsStandardsConsortium

Genomic Standards Consortium


The GSC was launched in 2005 with funding from NIEeS and a NERC International Opportunities Award called “‘Cataloguing our Complete Genome CollectionNE/3521773/1 2005-2008 and NERC granted further funding to build essential infrastructure NE/D01252X/1. Funding from NSF in the form of a Research Co-ordination Network RCN4GSC is further supporting knowledge exchange between GSC members and external communities, exchange visits of early career scientists to tackle GSC implementation projects, and helped launch the GSC’s Developer Group and the Biodiversity Working Group. The DOE has also now given funds to support the earliest stages of the development of the vision for the M5 project.

While the vast majority of GSC efforts are contributed on a volunteer basis by a wide range of participants, the GSC gratefully acknowledges our generous sponsors for each of the GSC annual meetings.

GSC Sponsorship

The GSC always has annual sponsorship opportunities. Usually, there are three levels of sponsorship – Platinum, Gold and Silver, each with specific benefits for the sponsor, but we are also happy to discuss bespoke levels of support. Please contact us for more information.

Corporate Sponsors

The GSC thanks and acknowledges the support of our previous corporate sponsors.

GSC23 (2023) Meeting Sponsors:

GSC22 (2022) Meeting Sponsors:
Pineapple Platinum Sponsors: GenapSys, Illumina, Innovaprep, Zymo Research GOLD Sponsors: New England BioLabs, PacBio Silver Sponsor: QIAGEN

GenapSys logo Illumina logo Innovaprep logo Zymo Research logo New England BioLabs logo PacBio logo QIAGEN logo

GSC21 Meeting Sponsors: GOLD Sponsors: Universitat Wien - Computational Life Sciences, QIAGEN Titanium Sponsors: PHASE Genomics Bronze Sponsor: International Society for Microbial Ecology ISME

Universitat Wien - Computational Life Sciences logo QIAGEN logo PHASE Genomics logo ISME logo

GSC20 Meeting Sponsors Platinum Sponsor: Zymo Research Silver Sponsor: Illumina

Illumina logo Zymo Research logo

Prior Meeting Sponsorships

GSC Meeting Hosts

The GSC acknowledges the support of the following institutions and companies which have hosted and/or supported GSC Meetings :