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faang-metadata

Metadata and Data Sharing Committee (M&DS)

The objective of the Metadata and Data Sharing committee is to recommend standard methods to record information for all samples, experiments and analyses carried out by FAANG consortium members; recommend best practice for data archiving; and define data sharing methodologies that encourage sharing within the FAANG consortium and rapid public release of raw data and analysis results.

The M&DS committee will meet periodically to discuss these issues and define and update the metadata standards

The expected outcomes are:

  • Metadata standard documents to assist FAANG members to define sample, experimental and analysis metadata. These documents will highlight both required fields and recommended additional info.
  • A guidance document for archive submission of sample records and experimental and analysis data.
  • Data sharing facilities for both within consortium sharing and public release.
  • Work with the Analysis and Samples/Assays committees to ensure the metadata and data sharing standards meet the scientific needs of FAANG.
  • Contribute to organised scientific dissemination to the whole community.

If you would like to join FAANG and the M&DS committee visit the FAANG website.

If you have any questions please email faang-dcc@ebi.ac.uk

Funding

The FAANG Data Coordination Centre has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement Nos. 815668, 817923 and 817998, and also form the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council under Grant Agreement No. BB/N019563/1.

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This repo contains the faang metadata schema and associated tools

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