Arctos Collection Data Live on Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)

The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) is an international network of institutions that share an interest in the long-term archival of genomic samples. GGBN maintains a document library containing material related to the best practices and exchange of molecular samples. They host a data portal to increase the exposure of molecular samples at institutions along with a GGBN-GGI Awards Program to assist collections becoming discoverable through their portal. Arctos was awarded funding in 2017 and 2018 through the GGBN  for initial programming to crosswalk Arctos and GGBN data standards to facilitate data sharing on genomic resources GenBank pipeline, develop a model for environmental samples, provide attribution between GGBN and Arctos, and compensate VertNet for publishing GGBN data through Arctos IPT. Arctos data from the Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, and the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska has been successfully published through the GGBN portal. Data from the Museum of Vertebrate Biology, UC Berkeley and Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be published in the coming weeks.

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