Argonne Activities at SC12

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

Posted in Data Standards, Environment

Open call for development of a short list of habitat terms: Habitat-Lite

Further information: Habitat-Lite The GSC is interested in the description of ‘sample’ including the habitat. We are therefore exploring the creation of a limited list of terms for describing habitat. Increasingly, short lists of habitat terms are being used to

Posted in Environment, EnvO

GSC BoF at ISMB/ECCB 2007 & the Environmental Ontology workshop

The Genomic Standards Consortium held a Birds of a Feather meeting at ISMB/ECCB 2007. There were three presentations, and a discussion led by Robert Stevens. Presentation slides can be downloaded from the GSC wiki: Presentation Slides * Tatiana Tatusov slides

Posted in Environment, EnvO, ISMB, Ontology, Standards

Genomic Standards Consortium and the EnvO (Environmental Ontology)

EnvO (Environmental Ontology) is a collaboration between many individuals and groups interested in how we describe the environment. The EnvO project homepage is currently under construction. Contact Norman Morrison for further details: morrison at The Genomic Standards Consortium will

Posted in Environment, EnvO, Ontology, Standards