Monthly Archives: December 2007

A 2nd special issue of OMICS to be developed by the GSC based on the 5th GSC Workshop

Dawn Field and Susanna-Assunta Sansone guest edited a special issue of the journal OMICS on data standards as an output of the 2nd GSC workshop. There were 22 invited papers including 5 in the area of standardization of genomic data

Posted in EBI, GCDML, GenBank, INSDC, MIGS/MIMS, OMICS, Standards

GenCat – Generic XML data catalogue – latest release

The latest release of GenCat is available to download from the project SourceForge SVN repository: gencat release-1.1 GenCat uses the latest technology including Orbeon Forms, eXist, AJAX, XForms and XML Pipeline Language (XPL/XPROC), and provides a generic XML data catalogue

Posted in MIGS/MIMS

Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) 5th Workshop – slides

Further to the 5th Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) workshop, slides are available to download from the GSC wiki: agenda and presentations

Posted in EBI, GenBank, INSDC, MIGS/MIMS, Ontology, Standards, Uncategorized

Standardising the Description of 16S Sequences with MIGS/MIMS

At the 5th Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) workshop held at the EBI on 12-14th December 2007, discussions led to a proposal to standardise the description of 16S sequences using the GSC community-led standard called Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence/

Posted in EBI, MIGS/MIMS, Standards

5th GSC Workshop

The 5th GSC Workshop is underway. The workshop will run from 12-14th December, and is hosted at the EBI in Hinxton. The GSC wiki will be updated during the workshop. For further information visit

Posted in EnvO, MIGS/MIMS, Standards