Data standards: your input requested

Hey folks–as a public service I’m posting this request that came across the GO Friends mailing list today. I don’t know what changed this summer, but the number of people suddenly asking me for my opinion on data standards has rocketed. So there’s something brewing….

Anyway, if you have interests or needs for data of the FGED type (that’s now the Functional Genomics Data Society…they used to be MGED–need a synonym list…) please have a look at the survey. And spread the word. It’s hard to get user input on stuff like this, I know, so I’m just trying to help.

email text:

Dear Colleague,

Please accept my apologies for the mass e-mail.  Several of the FGED (formerly MGED) community members are preparing a competitive renewal for the grant under the auspices of which we have developed tools for sharing and annotating microarray data.  We would very much appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a survey about data standards and their role in sharing data and supporting reproducible research.

The link to the survey is below:

Thank you for your time — your opinions are valued and will be useful in directing the future path for FGED.

Best wishes,

Catherine Ball
Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine

Off you go!  It’s no PZ Pharyngulation, but do contribute if you have thoughts on this.

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