Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ZFIN joins the GRC

ZFIN, the zebrafish model organism database, is joining the GRC and is planning to take over the maintenance and curation of the zebrafish genome assembly. ZFIN curators visited with GRC curators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in January 2016 to undergo training in the use of GRC tools and processes. ZFIN anticipates taking over responsibility after the next planned release of the zebrafish assembly, GRCz11. A specific timeline for this release has not yet been established, but is likely to be towards the end of 2016. ZFIN curators will continue training through 2016 with GRC curators on zebrafish genome issues.

ZFIN will respond to potential problems in the assembly that are identified by researchers. Users can report issues on the assembly via the Report an Issue link at the GRC website. There are currently no plans to actively identity problems in the assembly. Once problems are brought to the attention of ZFIN GRC curators, updates will be issued as patches.

The GRC welcomes your feedback on this update.