Argonne Activities at SC12

Marine Genomics Journal and MIxS

Marine Genomics Journal requires MIxS-compliant metadata from data article authors: “3. Data description, with phenotypic (if available), physiological and biochemical key features following the MIxS mandatory information of the MIxS checklist and environmental packages. This information should be provided in

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MIBiG Standard featured in Innovations Report

“Learning from Nature: Genomic database standard alleviates search for novel antibiotics” article features the GSCs latest publication of the MIBiG standard:

Posted in Data Standards, Standards

MIBiG data standard published!

Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster (MIBiG) data standard manuscript is available (open access) on Nature Chemical Biology:

Posted in Data Standards, GSC Project, Standards

Standards for Automated Function Prediction

GSC member Tatiana Tatusova will be present at the ISMB/ECCB 2015 in Dublin, Ireland (July 10-14, 2015). She is taking part in a special interest group (SIG) meeting – Automated Function Prediction (AFP-SIG). The mission of the AFP-SIG is to bring

Posted in ISMB, Meeting, Standards

GSC Project Descriptions Launched

As part of building the GSC Community all GSC projects have now created uniform descriptions of their activities.  There is an open call for existing and new projects to join the GSC.  Details to be posted soon.

Posted in GSC Project, Standards

GSC Poster at Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC) 2008 : 14-17 January, Kyoto, Japan

A poster will be presented at the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference 2008 describing GenCat and the Genome Catalogue, two products of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC). If you are attending APBC 2008 and are interested in the work of the

Posted in MIGS/MIMS, Standards

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

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