AgBioData workshop at PAG 31 - Jan 12, 2024 (San Diego, CA)

We will be at PAG 31! Join us for our workshop on Friday, Jan. 12 (see details below) and at our booth (#422). Please come to hear about our work and recent progress and meet our genomic, genetic, and breeding (GGB) resources.


Workshop description:

Title: "The AgBioData Consortium: Challenges and Recommendations for FAIR Genetic, Genomic and Breeding Data"

Location: Town and Country C
Date: Friday, Jan 12, 4:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes


AgBioData ( is a consortium of agricultural biological databases with the mission of consolidating standards and best practices for acquiring, displaying, and reusing genomic, genetic, and breeding (GGB) data. Our National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network grant aims to address major issues around agricultural GGB data and databases by developing community-based recommendations and educational materials; and informing policy and decision-makers about the growing importance of scientific data curation and management to the research community. Here, we present outcomes from four of our working groups: Data federation training; FAIR scientific literature; Standards for Genetic Variation; and Sustainability. We also present two talks from AgBioData early career researchers on their work regarding data reuse and FAIRification of germplasm bank resources. We invite the larger community at PAG - database providers; publishers; and database users - to learn about AgBioData’s accomplishments and provide feedback; learn about all of our efforts to promote and facilitate FAIR data in agricultural research; and join our discussion about data standardization and management.


Workshop agenda:

4:00 PM PT "Data Reuse in Agricultural Genomics Research: Challenges, Solutions, and a Case Study", Alenka Hafner | SLIDES |
4:20 PM PT "Fairification of Germplasm Bank Resources", Alberto Camara | SLIDES |
4:40 PM PT "How to Implement Practical Data Federation: Technology Review and Training Material", Peter Selby | SLIDES |
5:00 PM PT "FAIR Scientific Literature Is Not What You Think: How to Know Where Data Goes", David Molik | SLIDES |
5:20 PM PT "Standardizing Biocuration of Genetic Variation Data to Promote Fairification", Marcela K. Tello-Ruiz | SLIDES |
5:40 PM PT "Mapping Possible Paths Towards Financial Sustainability for Digital Research Resources", Joshua Young | SLIDES |