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.

Your thoughts?

Cheers -
Marc Salit