New Implementation Study will support the management of the growing number of multi-genome fruit projects

ELIXIR Belgium has joined forces with two other ELIXIR nodes in a new Implementation Study "Apple as a Model for Genomic Information Exchange" that will drastically improve both the visibility and accessibility of apple genomic data in public resources. The study will start on 1 June 2018 and run for a 10-moths-period. It is a joint effort of ELIXIR Belgium (Lieven Sterck), ELIXIR Italy (Alessandro Cestaro) and EMBL-EBI (Paul Kersey).”

Scope of the study
This implementation study aims to integrate the high quality apple reference genome and its associated catalogue of genetic diversity, representing the most widely cultivated apple varieties around the world. Apple will be used as a case study for managing the growing number of ‘multi-genome’ fruit projects, testing and where necessary, improving tools to streamline data import and exchange between ELIXIR supported resources, specifically BioSamples, ENA, EVA, ORCAE and Ensembl Plants.

More information on ELIXIR Implementation Studies
Implementation Studies are short technical projects to inform future service development, drive standards adoption, and connect ELIXIR’s 21 Nodes. The projects are funded through the budget of the ELIXIR Hub and form part of ELIXIR’s ongoing activities in a particular Platform or Use Case. They are proposed by Platforms, agreed with the ELIXIR Heads of Nodes committee, and approved by the ELIXIR Board.
This particular Implementation Study is part of the 2017 Data Platform Implementation Study call. Discover the complete portfolio of Implementation Studies selected from this call.