- The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) Data Standard specification. [PMID: 27694206]
G Droege, K Barker, O Seberg, J Coddington, E Benson, W G Berendsohn, B Bunk, C Butler, E M Cawsey, J Deck, M Döring, P Flemons, B Gemeinholzer, A Güntsch, T Hollowell, P Kelbert, I Kostadinov, R Kottmann, R T Lawlor, C Lyal, J Mackenzie-Dodds, C Meyer, D Mulcahy, S Y Nussbeck, É O'Tuama, T Orrell, G Petersen, T Robertson, C Söhngen, J Whitacre, J Wieczorek, P Yilmaz, H Zetzsche, Y Zhang, X Zhou
Database : the journal of biological databases and curation 2016:2016
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Abstract: Genomic samples of non-model organisms are becoming increasingly important in a broad range of studies from developmental biology, biodiversity analyses, to conservation. Genomic sample definition, description, quality, voucher information and metadata all need to be digitized and disseminated across scientific communities. This information needs to be concise and consistent in today's ever-increasing bioinformatic era, for complementary data aggregators to easily map databases to one another. In order to facilitate exchange of information on genomic samples and their derived data, the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) Data Standard is intended to provide a platform based on a documented agreement to promote the efficient sharing and usage of genomic sample material and associated specimen information in a consistent way. The new data standard presented here build upon existing standards commonly used within the community extending them with the capability to exchange data on tissue, environmental and DNA sample as well as sequences. The GGBN Data Standard will reveal and democratize the hidden contents of biodiversity biobanks, for the convenience of everyone in the wider biobanking community. Technical tools exist for data providers to easily map their databases to the standard.Database URL: http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Data_Standard. © The Author(s) 2016. Published by Oxford University Press.
- The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) Data Portal. [PMID: 24137012]
Gabriele Droege, Katharine Barker, Jonas J Astrin, Paul Bartels, Carol Butler, David Cantrill, Jonathan Coddington, Félix Forest, Birgit Gemeinholzer, Donald Hobern, Jacqueline Mackenzie-Dodds, Éamonn Ó Tuama, Gitte Petersen, Oris Sanjur, David Schindel, Ole Seberg
Nucleic acids research 2014:42(Database issue)
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Abstract: The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) was formed in 2011 with the principal aim of making high-quality well-documented and vouchered collections that store DNA or tissue samples of biodiversity, discoverable for research through a networked community of biodiversity repositories. This is achieved through the GGBN Data Portal (http://data.ggbn.org), which links globally distributed databases and bridges the gap between biodiversity repositories, sequence databases and research results. Advances in DNA extraction techniques combined with next-generation sequencing technologies provide new tools for genome sequencing. Many ambitious genome sequencing projects with the potential to revolutionize biodiversity research consider access to adequate samples to be a major bottleneck in their workflow. This is linked not only to accelerating biodiversity loss and demands to improve conservation efforts but also to a lack of standardized methods for providing access to genomic samples. Biodiversity biobank-holding institutions urgently need to set a standard of collaboration towards excellence in collections stewardship, information access and sharing and responsible and ethical use of such collections. GGBN meets these needs by enabling and supporting accessibility and the efficient coordinated expansion of biodiversity biobanks worldwide.