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Jan. 16, 2024
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2023 NMDC Ambassadors Spread FAIR Data Awareness in Their Communities

The NMDC Ambassador Program was launched in 2021 to promote cohort-based learning for spreading data stewardship best practices and awareness of the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) principles. This...

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Oct. 17, 2023
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Fall 2023 edition of The Microbiome Standard

The NMDC team has launched the Fall 2023 edition of The Microbiome Standard. Read about our work with NEON and ESS-DIVE, user research opportunities, upcoming events, and a new publication. 

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Oct. 16, 2023
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Coordinating across data systems to improve sample tracking for interdisciplinary biological and environmental research

Fig. Tracking and linking a source material sample from the WHONDRS project (Stegen and Goldman 2018) based on the iSample relational data model, which links related samples based on entities...

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Oct. 12, 2023
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The Microbiome Roadshow: Recapping the 2023 Summer Conference Season

  NMDC team members (l to r) Chien-Chi Lo, Ambassador Reid Longley, Bin Hu, Patrick Chain, Po-E Li, Mark Flynn, Julia Kelliher, Leah Johnson, Aaron Robinson, and Buck Hanson met...

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Oct. 3, 2023
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Between land and lake

NEON field sites and ecoclimatic Domains. NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network). https://www.neonscience.org/field-sites/about-field-sites Even the minute movements of tiny organisms within an invisible microbiome impact how plants and animals interact on...

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Sep. 20, 2023
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You can move, but you can’t hide

    geNomad is a tool that identifies and classifies MGEs based upon their gene content and their genetic sequences. (Kent Leech for Berkeley Lab.) The Science  Mobile genetic elements...

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Jun. 27, 2023
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Hello from Houston

Several members of the NMDC team (Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Julia Kelliher, Ingrid Ockert, and Simon Roux) recently traveled to Houston, Texas to attend ASM Microbe 2023. The city was experiencing a...

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May. 25, 2023
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Nature Microbiology’s Behind the Paper blog

In a recent post on Nature Microbiology's Behind the Paper blog, NMDC Team Member Julia Kelliher reflects on the first year of NMDC's Ambassadors Program. Read more on their website: ...

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Apr. 17, 2023
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Ambassador Program promotes microbiome data standards

In a recently published Nature Microbiology article, members of the National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC) team have reported the impacts of their community-learning Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program was launched...

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Mar. 11, 2022
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NMDC team at the 2022 DOE Genomic Sciences Program Annual PI Meeting

The NMDC team shared a number of updates at the 2022 Department of Energy Genomic Sciences Program Annual Principal Investigator's Meeting, which took place on February 28 - March 2,...

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Mar. 4, 2021
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NMDC community survey poster presentation at the Genome Sciences Program PI meeting

Pajau Vangay presented preliminary results from the NMDC community survey, which was conducted from December 2020 to January 2021 and aimed to understand how the microbiome research community is working...

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Mar. 3, 2021
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NMDC poster presentation on standardized workflows at the Genome Sciences Program PI meeting

Bin Hu presented a poster on recent developments of the NMDC standardized workflows. These workflows are packaged as software containers and documented to enable researchers to install and run workflows...

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Mar. 2, 2021
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NMDC metadata standards poster presentation at the Genome Sciences PI meeting

William Duncan presented a poster on the NMDC efforts to link standards and systems from the Genomic Standards Consortium Minimum Information about any (x) Sequence (MIxS), Environmental Ontology (EnvO), and...

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Mar. 1, 2021
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Launching the NMDC Newsletter

The NMDC team is excited to announce the launch of the NMDC newsletter! We have a lot of exciting announcements, including a recent publication and the official launch of the...

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Feb. 24, 2021
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Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh presents on the NMDC project at the Genome Sciences Program PI meeting

NMDC Project Lead, Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, and members of the leadership team shared exciting progress updates on the project in a joint presentation at the virtual GSP meeting on February 24,...

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Feb. 23, 2021
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mSystems publication on microbiome metadata standards

We report on discussions that took place during a workshop hosted by the NMDC on October 21-24, 2019, which brought together 50 experts to discuss how data standards are supporting...

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Dec. 7, 2020
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NMDC Community Survey

The NMDC has launched a community survey to understand how members of the microbiome research community work with microbiome data. The collected feedback will be used to guide the iterative...

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Aug. 6, 2020
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Tri-institutional Partnership in Microbiome Research

A unique aspect of the Tri-institutional Partnership in Microbiome Research is its data-driven focus and data infrastructure, brought through the participation of the Berkeley Lab-led National Microbiome Data Collaborative. With...

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Apr. 29, 2020
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Nature Reviews Microbiology Comment

Nature Reviews Microbiology Comment announces the NMDC pilot project, currently funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research program. The NMDC seeks to address fundamental...

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Apr. 18, 2020
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Introduction to Metadata and Ontologies

Want to know more about metadata, including What are metadata? and What kinds of metadata are there? Check out our new post on Introduction to Metadata and Ontologies: Everything You...

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Dec. 10, 2019
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A Community-Driven Data Science System to Advance Microbiome Research

 The National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC), a new initiative aimed at empowering microbiome research, is gearing up its pilot phase after receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of...

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Jan. 16, 2024
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2023 NMDC Ambassadors Spread FAIR Data Awareness in Their Communities

The NMDC Ambassador Program was launched in 2021 to promote cohort-based learning for spreading data...

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