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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Date: 7-9 September, 2005
Venue: National Institute for Environmental e-Science, Cambridge, UK
Organizers: Dawn Field and Tatiana Tatusova
This exploratory workshop was organized by Dawn Field and Tatiana Tatusova to discuss the need for a new genomic standard. The invited speakers were brought together to help achieve three major goals at the workshop, namely, to identify the science questions driving the need for more metadata, to look for ways to harmonize existing and future efforts at metadata capture, and to develop a more detailed vision of the shape a new standard might take. More specifically, it was hoped that the group would use this opportunity to discuss features for inclusion in the draft checklist, discuss potential mechanisms for capturing and exchanging metadata, and discuss how the community might organize itself to make such a standard a reality. By the end of the meeting, consensus was reached that such a standard should evolve and this group accepted responsibility for doing so. As a result of this workshop, the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) was formally established.
Many thanks to NIEeS for funding and hosting the event and to the participants for talks and discussions.
|Speaker’s name||Title of presentation|
|Dawn Field||Welcome, background and goals of workshop|
|Stuart Ballard||Introduction to The National Institute for Environmental E-Science|
|Lita Procter||GBMF Marine Microbial Genome Sequencing Project Status|
|Robert Feldman||The promise of Metagenomics|
|Tatiana Tatusov||NCBI’s Genome Pojects Database|
|Victor Markowitz||The Integrated Microbial Community Genome (IMcG) Data Management Project|
|Jeremy Selengut||The Genome Properties project|
|Natalia Maltsev||From genomes to Phenotypes: PUMA2 a system for high-throughput evolutionary analysis of Metabolism|
|Dawn Field||The GenomeMine: The need for improved genomic metadata capture and exchange|
|Jessie Kennedy||The Taxonomic Concept|
|Norman Morrison||MIAME / Env|
|Matt Kane||Planning for Data Management Infrastructure Needs in Genome-Enabled Environmental Microbiology Research|