Standards recommendations for the Earth BioGenome Project

Lawniczak, Mara K. N., Durbin, Richard, Flicek, Paul, Lindblad-Toh, Kerstin, Wei, Xiaofeng, Archibald, John M., Baker, William J., Belov, Katherine, Blaxter, Mark L., Bonet, Tomas Marques, Childers, Anna K., Coddington, Jonathan A., Crandall, Keith A., Crawford, Andrew J., Davey, Robert P., Palma, Federica Di, Fang, Qi, Haerty, Wilfried ORCID:, Hall, Neil ORCID:, Hoff, Katharina J., Howe, Kerstin, Jarvis, Erich D., Johnson, Warren E., Johnson, Rebecca N., Kersey, Paul J., Liu, Xin, Lopez, Jose Victor, Myers, Eugene W., Pettersson, Olga Vinnere, Phillippy, Adam M., Poelchau, Monica F., Pruitt, Kim D., Rhie, Arang, Castilla-Rubio, Juan Carlos, Sahu, Sunil Kumar, Salmon, Nicholas A., Soltis, Pamela S., Swarbreck, David, Thibaud-Nissen, Françoise, Wang, Sibo, Wegrzyn, Jill L., Zhang, Guojie, Zhang, He, Lewin, Harris A. and Richards, Stephen (2022) Standards recommendations for the Earth BioGenome Project. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119 (4). ISSN 0027-8424

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A global international initiative, such as the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), requires both agreement and coordination on standards to ensure that the collective effort generates rapid progress toward its goals. To this end, the EBP initiated five technical standards committees comprising volunteer members from the global genomics scientific community: Sample Collection and Processing, Sequencing and Assembly, Annotation, Analysis, and IT and Informatics. The current versions of the resulting standards documents are available on the EBP website, with the recognition that opportunities, technologies, and challenges may improve or change in the future, requiring flexibility for the EBP to meet its goals. Here, we describe some highlights from the proposed standards, and areas where additional challenges will need to be met.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The work of K.D.P. and F.T.-N. was supported by the Intramural Research Program of the National Library of Medicine, NIH. K.L.-T. is a distinguished professor funded by the Swedish Research Council. J.A.C. is supported by the Global Genome Initiative of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. E.D.J. is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). P.F. is supported by Wellcome Grant WT108749/Z/15/Z and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. J.L.W. is supported by National Science Foundation Grant
Uncontrolled Keywords: earth biogenome project,ethics,genome assembly,genomics
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Norwich Institute for Healthy Aging
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2022 12:30
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2023 01:12
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2115639118


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