Ocean Sampling Day movie now available

The Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) is a simultaneous sampling campaign of the world’s oceans which took place for the first time on the summer solstice -June 21st – this year. From footage shot during the event a movie was produced

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GSC 17, May 4-6, 2015 DOE JGI, Walnut Creek, California, USA

The 17th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) Location: DOE JGI at Walnut Creek, CA, USA Theme: Standards for the Microbial Dark Matter (uncultured microbial life). GSC Organizers: Nikos Kyrpides, Neil Davies, Lynn Schriml, Ilene Mizrachi, Tatiana Tatusova, Folker

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GSC 16 Oxford UK

The GSC 16 meeting will be held in Oxford, UK, March 31- April 2, 2014. Registration is now open.  Please visit the main page of the meeting for full details: GSC 16   The GSC 16 Meeting The 16th Workshop of the Genomic

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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.

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Re-Launch of GSC website

We are currently working to relaunch the GSC website – combining the best features of the current wiki with structured introductory pages that include an overview of all GSC Projects and their descriptions.

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GSC 15 NCBI, Bethesda Maryland, USA

The GSC 15 meeting was held at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA, April 22-24, 2013 (Agenda GSC15) with satellite meetings on April 24, 25, 26 including the GOs2 Meeting at the Smithsonian (Agenda GOs).

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GSC 14, Oxford, UK

GSC 14 was held in Oxford, UK, September 17-19, 2012, followed by satellite meetings and a hackathon September 19-21.  This meeting served to launch the Genomic Observatories Network.

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GSC Community paper in PloS Biology

Please have a look at the GSC’s community paper in PLoS Biology

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Standards in Genomics Sciences – Accepting Papers

The SIGS journal continues to grow and is now a leading journal for the publication of ‘genome notes’ (using the GSC’s MIxS standard).  Please consider contributing your next articles to this Open Access journal.

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MIxS paper published in Nature Biotechnology

An open-access article describing the GSC’s MIxS standard has been published in Nature Biotechnology – it includes the MIMARKS checklist and the set of environmental packages applicable to all GSC checklists and beyond.

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