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Old 09-20-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
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Default FGED 2012 Toronto - Free Meeting on Data Standards and Sharing

Dear Members of the SEQanswers community,

In January of 2012 the Functional Genomics Data Society (FGED; held a meeting focused on developing "Best practices for functional genomics data sharing and integration" and brought together a small group of people working on a variety of issues associated with sharing large genomic data. The meeting produced a great deal of discussion about the challenges in managing and analyzing ultra-high throughput sequencing data and the need to standardize the data and metadata. The issues raised in the discussion helped to shape the a document entitled "MINSEQE: Minimum Information about a high-throughput Nucleotide SeQuencing Experiment--a proposal for standards in functional genomic data reporting." (Available at
At the meeting, we discussed the need to get together soon to continue our discussions and to map out better ways of sharing genomic data and ensuring reproducible research. I'd like to invite you to join us for that promised meeting on October 22 and 23 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We hope some of you will be able to participate in what we hope will be a very dynamic, user-driven meeting that will, once again, help to define the challenges and to move the field forward.

Please check out the FGED meeting website at for more information and to register. I do hope that you will seriously consider joining us in Toronto.

The registration page does state that the event is by invitation only so if you are interested please contact me directly at

Best regards,

Neil Winegarden
Head of Operations, OCI Genomics Centre
FGED Board Member
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