Database/Data Storage Working Group

Monica Poelchau (chair), Clayton Birkett, Stephen Ficklin, Lacey-Anne Sanderson, Margaret Staton, Deepak Unni

To review and summarize information on data storage choices for genome databases, providing guidance on best practices where possible.


  1. Identify database models (or other methods) used to store and organize data associated with genomes;
  2. Describe and review these, or identify previous reviews;
  3. Provide use cases for the most important or common models or methods;
  4. Either develop recommendations for data storage for genomes of agricultural interest, or describe advantages and disadvantages of select methods;
  5. Discuss file types and formats for data associated with genomes.
  6. Identify communication strategies for this topic.