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 following institutions have been successfully published through the GGBN portal:

DMNS – Denver Museum of Nature & Science
MSB – Museum of Southwestern Biology, Univ. New Mexico
MVZ – Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Univ. California Berkeley
UAM- Univ. Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks
UWYMV – University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates, Laramie

Contact an Arctos member if you are interested in getting your collection started.

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