Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Genomic Biodiversity Working Interest Group (GBWG) Meeting
John Deck

Last modified: 2014-10-14


This Genomic Biodiversity Working Interest Group (GBWG) is a forum for discussion of standards crossing the biodiversity and genomics fields of study, with core emphasis on mobilizing usable products and technologies for applied research projects.   TDWG has historically focused on the sharing of specimen-based data through a set of standards including Darwin Core (DwC), Access to Biological Collection Data (ABCD), and TDWG Access Protocol for Information Retrieval (TAPIR).  However, the last several years have seen a swell of interest in including DNA-based information with specimen data and coupling sequence data with specimens and their associated environmental and taxonomic context. Discussion topics for this meeting are: (1) A review of the activities from the last year from the research coordination network for the Genomic Standards Constortium (RCN4GSC) (2) Updates from Biological Collections Ontology (BCO) with a proposal to create a formal BCO task group under the GBWG Interest Group; (3) Discussion of a proposal for creating an ontology for Basis Of Record terms (also discussed in the DwC terms symposium); (4) An update and review of the Minimum Information for any Sequence (MIxS) as RDF effort, and finally (5) A look at efforts to create instance data annotated with DwC, BCO, and the MIxS terms.