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September 2012

Update on selection of genomes for NIST Reference Materials

Since the August meeting, we have had discussions with many consortium members, and it is clear that a diversity of opinion exists regarding appropriate consents for NIST Reference Materials (see the discussion and comments at http://genomeinabottle.org/forum-topic/what-appropriate-informed-consent..., including a new comment from Morris Foster, who was co-chair of the Communication Group for the HapMap Project).

Data Release Guidelines

Hi All --

The topic of data release has recently been brought to my attention from a consortium member -- essentially, the question is whether we plan to have any data embargoes. The exact question was whether to expect that sequencing data from a candidate reference genome sample might be shared in conference talks in advance of the reference genome sequence and reference material being established.

My sense of this is that the data should be open and publicly available as it is contributed to the consortium for inclusion in the reference material development.

August 2012 Workshop Summary

We've written a summary of important discussions, and posted it on Google Docs for comment (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jDIBDVy6xT8o1U997MMtfAayUYSJTL6-eGXp...). Please leave comments here or in Google Docs if we missed any important points or you would like to discuss any points further. Thank you for making this a successful workshop!

Blogging during the August workshop

Thanks to Oliver Hofmann and Dawei Lin for covering the workshop while it was happening! Oliver's blog is at http://fiamh.tumblr.com/tagged/giab, which contains a great summary of things discussed at the meeting. Dawei created a Storify entry for all tweets related to the meeting at http://storify.com/iGenomics/genome-in-a-bottle-at-nist-2012.

What is the appropriate informed consent for Reference Materials from the Genome in a Bottle consortium?

The Reference Material Selection & Design working group had a lot of discussion about the appropriate informed consent for a NIST Reference Material. We've posted some email discussion since the workshop, and everyone is welcome to read and comment on this to help us make the best possible decision. This discussion is in the Forums at http://www.genomeinabottle.org/forum-topic/what-appropriate-informed-con....

What is the appropriate informed consent for Reference Materials from the Genome in a Bottle consortium?

In the Reference Material (RM) Selection and Design working group, there was considerable discussion about selecting genomes with consents that are appropriate for use as RMs from the consortium.

Presentations from Aug. 16-17, 2012 Workshop

We have posted slides that were presented at the August 16-17, 2012 meeting of the consortium at http://www.slideshare.net/GenomeInABottle/presentations. These include introductory slides, plenary presentations by George Church, Elliott Margulies, and Ryan Poplin, five-minute presentations about related projects, and summaries of discussions from each of the working groups. Feel free to leave any comments about the presentations here!

Cheers,
Justin

Slides posted from the August 2012 Workshop

We just posted slides that were presented at the August 16-17, 2012 meeting of the consortium at http://www.slideshare.net/GenomeInABottle/presentations. These include introductory slides, plenary presentations by George Church, Elliott Margulies, and Ryan Poplin, five-minute presentations about related projects, and summaries of discussions from each of the working groups. Feel free to leave any comments about the presentations here!

Cheers,
Justin

Welcome to the new Genome in a Bottle Consortium website!

Thanks for visiting the new Genome in a Bottle Consortium webpage! As an introduction to our consortium, I've included the Executive Summary of our most recent draft of the work plan for the consortium below: