Yearly Archives: 2008

GSC 7 Webcast now available

The Metagenomics 2008 meeting was a great venue for the GSC 7 meeting. The entire meeting, including the first day dedicated to GSC activities, was presented as a Webcast. This Web Cast has now been archived and all the talks

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GSC projects webpage launched in Wiki

Information about all GSC projects is now being collated on a single page in the GSC Wiki. Please log in during the workshop and help update pages relevant to you and your project(s). The GSC core projects are MIGS/MIMS, the

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GCDML and GSC 6 workshops start this week (Oct 13, 2008)

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this week starting with the GCDML technical workshop participants. We hope to get a lot done on Monday and Tuesday on GCDML before the main workshop starts. The agendas for both meetings are

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GSC 6 and 7

The GSC 6 workshop will take place at the EBI Oct 15-17, 2008. There will be a GCDML satellite meeting the 13 and 14 of that week. Further details and an agenda have been posted into the GSC wiki. GSC

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Special issue of OMICS from the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC)

The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) has produced a second special issue of OMICS. The first, published in 2006, brought together 20 invited papers from a diversity of standards communities, many of which are still in the most read list of

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Putting Molecules on the Map

At the heart of the MIGS specification is a call for all genomes and metagenomes to be reported with geographic location (lat/long). We were therefore very pleased to see a Nature Editorial calling for ALL biological samples to be tagged

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SILVA runs contextual data survey for rRNA sequences

The Silva database is running a survey on which types of contextual data are most important for describing rRNA sequences. The survey is quick to complete and can be found here: The results of this survey will be presented

Posted in Data Standards, Environment

RDP runs Habitat survey

The Ribosomal Database Project is running a user survey on habitat terms that are most important to users. Click on the RDP website and the quick survey will automatically launch in your browser: The survey is part of the

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MIGS paper published in Nature Biotechnology

Thanks to the work of so many, the “Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence” (MIGS) perspective has finally appear in print in Nature Biotechnology. It contains the definitive version of the MIGS checklist as it applies to genome and metagenomes

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GSC at Microbial Commons International Workshop

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: MICROBIAL COMMONS Designing the Microbial Research Commons: learning from institutional policies and collaborative network technologies 12-13 June 2008 Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium Dear colleague, As part of an international undertaking and collaboration between Science Commons, the

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