Argonne Activities at SC12

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

Posted in MIGS/MIMS, Publications

Members of GSC working to complete example MIGS/MIMS report in ISA-Tab format

The RSBI working group has proposed an “Investigation Study Assay” paradigm for the modularization of minimum information checklists to accomodate reporting of multi-omic studies. This “ISA” construct is now also recognized by MIBBI. The GSC’s MIGS checklist was specifically revised

Posted in ISA-Tab, MIGS/MIMS

GSC Special Issue of OMICS – Community Consultation

Dawn Field, Susanna-Assunta Sansone and George Garrity have been asked by the OMICS Editor and Chief Eugene Kolker to produce a special issue of OMICS based on the 5th GSC Workshop. A community consultation has now started with the posting

Posted in Data Standards, GCDML, MIGS/MIMS, OMICS

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

Nature Biotech paper – revised MIGS/MIMS checklist now available

At the recent Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) workshop, George Garrity led discussions to review and produce a final version of the MIGS/MIMS checklist that will be included in the MIGS paper to be published in Nature Biotechnology in February 2008.

Posted in Data Standards, MIGS/MIMS, Publications

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