Standards for Genetic Variation Data


Genetic variation data is an important data type, but consistency across datasets is poor. The loss of NCBI’s dbSNP for non-human data has increased the challenge. Fortunately, the EBI European Variation Archive EVA does accept non-human data, as is the reasonable long-term repository for variation data. This working group would address coordination and access of genetic variation through the EBI European Variation Archive EVA; establish recommendations, best practices, and resources to submit genetic variation to EVA.


Chair: Doreen Ware

Co-Chair: Tao-Ho Chang (Rice)


  • Timothee Cezard
  • Andria Harkey
  • Marcela Tello-Ruiz
  • Tao-Ho Chang (Rice)
  • Sunita Kumari
  • Nicholas Gladman
  • Sharon Wei
  • Doreen Ware
  • Sarah Dyer


Meeting Schedule: TBD

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