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DMID Metadata Standards

The GSCID/BRC Project and Sample Application Standard is designed to capture standardized human pathogen and vector sequencing metadata to support epidemiologic and genotype-phenotype association studies for human infectious diseases. This standard was developed by representatives of the Genome Sequencing Centers for Infectious Diseases (GSCIDs), the Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs), and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and informed by discussions and input with numerous collaborating scientists. The standard includes data fields about the organism(s) in the specimen, environmental source of the specimen, spatial-temporal information about the specimen isolation event, phenotypic characteristics of the pathogen/vector isolated, sequencing and data processing methodologies used, quality and coverage of the resulting sequences, and project leadership and support.

The specifications of the GSCID/BRC Project and Sample Application Standard version 1.3 can be found below.

Last Updated January 06, 2014