Genomic standards consortium projects

Dawn Field, Peter Sterk, Renzo Kottmann, J. Wim De Smet, Linda Amaral-Zettler, Guy Cochrane, James R. Cole, Neil Davies, Peter Dawyndt, George M. Garrity, Jack A. Gilbert, Frank Oliver Glöckner, Lynette Hirschman, Hans Peter Klenk, Rob Knight, Nikos Kyrpides, Folker Meyer, Ilene Karsch-Mizrachi, Norman Morrison, Robert RobbinsInigo San Gil, Susanna Sansone, Lynn Schriml, Tatiana Tatusova, Dave Ussery, Pelin Yilmaz, Owen White, John Wooley, Gregory Caporaso

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The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) is an open-membership community that was founded in 2005 to work towards the development, implementation and harmonization of standards in the field of genomics. Starting with the defined task of establishing a minimal set of descriptions the GSC has evolved into an active standards-setting body that currently has 18 ongoing projects, with additional projects regularly proposed from within and outside the GSC. Here we describe our recently enacted policy for proposing new activities that are intended to be taken on by the GSC, along with the template for proposing such new activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 30 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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