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Recent advances in biocuration: Meeting Report from the fifth International Biocuration Conference

Gaudet, Pascale and Van Auken, Kimberly (2012) Recent advances in biocuration: Meeting Report from the fifth International Biocuration Conference. Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, 2012 . Art. No. bas036. ISSN 1758-0463. PMCID PMC3483532.

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The 5th International Biocuration Conference brought together over 300 scientists to exchange on their work, as well as discuss issues relevant to the International Society for Biocuration’s (ISB) mission. Recurring themes this year included the creation and promotion of gold standards, the need for more ontologies, and more formal interactions with journals. The conference is an essential part of the ISB's goal to support exchanges among members of the biocuration community. Next year's conference will be held in Cambridge, UK, from 7 to 10 April 2013. In the meanwhile, the ISB website provides information about the society's activities (, as well as related events of interest.

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Additional Information:© 2012 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Submitted 4 July 2012; Revised 13 September 2012; Accepted 19 September 2012. The content of the conference was overseen by the Scientific Organizing committee, composed of Alex Bateman, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK; Judy Blake, Mouse Genome Informatics, USA; Mike Cherry, Saccharomyces Genome Database, USA; Pascale Gaudet, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland; Michelle Giglio, University of Maryland, USA; Takashi Gojobori, National Institute of Genetics, Japan; Renate Kania, HITS gGmbH, Germany; Raja Mazumder, George Washington University, USA; Ilene Karsch Mizrachi, GenBank, USA; Monica C. Munoz-Torres, Georgetown University, USA; Claire O’Donovan, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK; Francis Ouellette, The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; Kim D. Pruitt, RefSeq, USA; Bruno Sobral, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, USA; Granger G. Sutton, JCVI, USA; Cathy Wu, Protein Information Resource, USA; Jasmine Young, PDB, USA. The local arrangement committee provided excellent logistic support: Leslie Arminski, Kati Laiho, Peter McGarvey, Darren Natale, Thane Natarajan, Baris Suzek, and Sona Vasudevan from the Protein Information Resource, USA; and Raja Mazumder, and Monica C. Munoz-Torres from Georgetown University, USA. We are also grateful to the Biocuration 2012 sponsors: Oxford University Press (Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation and Bioinformatics), BioMed Central, The International Society for Biocuration, Georgetown University, Protein Information Resource, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, The International ImMunoGeneTics information system, Protein Information Resource and Elsevier BV, Life Sciences. Some of the talks and posters are available on slide share, under the keyword biocuration2012: Iddo Friedberg blogged about the biocuration conference: 2012/. The Biocuration 2012 Virtual Issue of the Database is available at databa/biocuration_virtual_issue.html. Funding: The publication fees of this article has been paid by the 2012 International Biocuration Conference committee and the International Society for Biocuration. This research was supported in part by the Intramural Research Program of the National Library of Medicine, NIH.
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