Stand Genomic Sci. 2014 Feb 15;9(3):599-601. doi: 10.4056/sigs.5559680. eCollection 2014.
Genomic standards consortium projects.
Field D1, Sterk P2, Kottmann R3, De Smet JW4, Amaral-Zettler L5, Cochrane G6, Cole JR7, Davies N8, Dawyndt P4, Garrity GM9, Gilbert JA10, Glöckner FO3,Hirschman L11, Klenk HP12, Knight R13, Kyrpides N14, Meyer F15, Karsch-Mizrachi I16, Morrison N17, Robbins R18, San Gil I19, Sansone S2, Schriml L20,Tatusova T16, Ussery D21, Yilmaz P3, White O20, Wooley J18, Caporaso G22.
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.