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Genomic Standards Consortium Workshop, April 22-24 2013 (Bethesda MD)

(Announcement for the 2013 Genomic Standards Consortium, you can also check out their wiki)

The GSC 15 Workshop

The 15th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC)

Date: April 22-24, 2013

Location: National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA

GSC 15, ‘Science enabled by Standards’, will be held on April 22-24, 2013 at the National Institute of Health (NIH), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland hosted locally by NCBI. Genomics is one of the premier examples of ‘Big Data’ owing to the rise of next generation sequencing which is producing unprecedented data streams. The rising tide of genomic data has increased the need for standards and the interoperability and increased re-usabilty that standards engender.

Invited speakers will focus on how science has moved forward through the use and integration of standards and the need for integrated content as the volume of data continues to grow.

Contributed abstracts will be solicited on a variety of topics, especially in areas such as:

  • Presentations of projects that have integrated standards,
  • The impact of GSC and other standards in designing research initiatives,
  • Efforts to develop data standards in associated fields,
  • Reports from research groups analyzing standardized data,
  • Progress and challenges in the development of tools to implement GSC and other standards
  • Status of implementation and compliance with GSC and other standards

GSC15 will include satellite meetings on April 25th and 26th including:

  • GSC hackathon,
  • Genomic Observatories and
  • Sloan Foundation’s Microbiology of the Built Environment.

Registration through the GSC wiki, http://gensc.org, will open October 1, 2012. Meeting fees will be $250 up until January 1, 2013 and $300 thereafter. The registration site will provide information on the blocks of hotel rooms reserved for the conference.

The NCBI campus is readily accessible through public transportation. Conference hotels will be within walking distance of the meeting venue.

Critical dates:
September 15, 2012:  Agenda outline released
September 15, 2012: Call for abstracts
October 1, 2012: Registration site opens
December 1, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstracts
December  15, 2012: Decisions released on abstract
January 1, 2013:  Deadline for early bird registration

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David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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