Standards recommendations for the Earth BioGenome Project.

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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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  • Lawniczak, MKN; Durbin, R; Flicek, P; Lindblad-Toh, K; Wei, X; Archibald, JM; Baker, WJ; Belov, K; Blaxter, ML; Marques Bonet, T; Childers, AK; Coddington, JA; Crandall, KA; Crawford, AJ; Davey, RP; Di Palma, F; Fang, Q; Haerty, W; Hall, N; Hoff, KJ; Howe, K; Jarvis, ED; Johnson, WE; Johnson, RN; Kersey, PJ; Liu, X; Lopez, JV; Myers, EW; Pettersson, OV; Phillippy, AM; Poelchau, MF; Pruitt, KD; Rhie, A; Castilla-Rubio, JC; Sahu, SK; Salmon, NA; Soltis, PS; Swarbreck, D; Thibaud-Nissen, F; Wang, S; Wegrzyn, JL; Zhang, G; Zhang, H; Lewin, HA; Richards, S

Published Date

  • January 25, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 119 / 4

PubMed ID

  • 35042802

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8795494

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.2115639118


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States