The GO Consortium
The GO Consortium is the set of model organism and protein databases and biological research communities actively involved in the development and application of the Gene Ontology.
Members of the GO Consortium are expected to show a significant and ongoing commitment to the utilization and further development of the Gene Ontology. Full members should fulfill the following criteria:
- staff funded to work on GO
- regular submission of annotations to the GO Consortium resources [where applicable]
- regular and significant contribution towards the content of GO
- send one or more representatives to GO Consortium meetings
- be willing to organize and host a Consortium meeting
All databases which receive funding from the GO grant are considered full Consortium members.
Current GO Consortium Members
Development, use, and integration of ontologies into biological data analysis.
The University College London-based annotation group of the Cardiovascular Gene Ontology Annotation Initiative prioritises the comprehensive manual annotationof genes associated with the cardiovascular system. This effort is directed and supported by leading cardiovascular researchers, and is funded by the British Heart Foundation.
email@example.com (Contact BHF-UCL)
Informatics resource for the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact dictyBase)
Community annotation for Escherichia coli
Database for the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster
email@example.com (Contact FlyBase)
Includes databases for several protozoan parasites, including Plasmodium falciparum, Leishmania major and Trypanosoma brucei.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact Pombase)
GO Editorial Office at the European Bioinformatics Institute
email@example.com (Contact the GO Editorial Office)
A comparative mapping resource for grains, including rice (Oryza)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact Gramene)
Data and tools for genomic research in a variety of model systems.
email@example.com (Contact IGS)
InterPro provides functional analysis of proteins by classifying them into families and predicting domains and important sites.
Databases on several bacterial species. Formerly known as The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR).
firstname.lastname@example.org (contact JCVI Eukaryote)
Databases for the mouse Mus musculus
email@example.com (Contact MGI)
PomBase is a comprehensive database for the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, providing structural and functional annotation, literature curation and access to large-scale data sets.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact GeneDB)
Database for the rat Rattus norvegicus
email@example.com (Contact RGD)
A knowledgebase of biological processes (formerly Genome Knowledgebase)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact Reactome)
Database for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; maintenance and public access of GO database and web interfaces
email@example.com (Contact SGD)
Database for the brassica family plant Arabidopsis thaliana
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact TAIR)
Manual and electronic annotation of proteins in the UniProt Knowledgebase (Swiss-Prot/TrEMBL/PIR-PSD), carried out by a wide range of curation activities at the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
email@example.com (Contact UniProtKB-GOA)
Database for the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact WormBase)
Reference datasets and information on Danio rerio
email@example.com (Contact ZFIN)
GO Associates are groups who make a notable contribution to the GO project. Typically, GO Associate groups contribute significantly in at least one of the following ways:
- contribution of annotations to the GO database (via a full Consortium member)
- provision of open source applications for use with GO, and ongoing development and support for these applications
- collaboration on major Gene Ontology content development
- financial or intellectual support
Current GO Associates
A curated, open-source, web-accessible resource for functional analysis of agricultural plant and animal gene products
An integrated database of transcripts expressed in human skeletal muscle
A collaboration for the development of annotation resources for researchers studying the genomics of plant-associated microbes
GO Consortium Photo Album
- GO Consortium Meeting, Hôtel Mont Gabriel, Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada, October 21–23, 2008
- GO Consortium Meeting, Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, January 8–10, 2007
- Annotation Camp, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, July 12–14, 2006
- Annotation Workshop, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, July 10–11, 2006
- GO Consortium Meeting, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, March 31–April 2, 2006
- GO Users Meeting, MGED 8 meeting, University of Bergen, Norway, September 14–15, 2005
- Annotation Camp, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, June 1–4, 2005
- Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA, April 8–9, 2005
- Annotation Camp, Cambridge, UK, June 17, 2004
- Stanford University, California, January 17, 2004
- Bar Harbor, Maine, September 26, 2003
- TIGR, Rockville, Maryland, June 3, 2003
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, May 13, 2002
- Bar Harbor, Maine, July 15, 2001
- LBNL, Berkeley, California, November 5, 2000
- Bar Harbor, Maine, October 8, 1999