Annotation Call July 8, 2014

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SGD: Rama, Edith, Stacia
WB: Kimberley
Pombase: Midori
MGI: David, Judy, Li, Mary
Berkeley: Suzi, Chris, Mono, Heiko
EBI: Rachael, Paola, Prudence, Jane
Dicty: Pascale

New QC checks

  • Reference field

For each annotation, should there be either a PMID or a GO_REF as reference, with option to have an internal MOD reference in addition? i.e. it shouldn't be allowed to have an internal reference alone. There doesn't appear to be a hard check on this.

E.g. Gramene have thousands of annotations using an RCA evidence code and an internal Gramene reference, e.g.

GR_protein B8A749 OsI_01599 GO:0005739 GR_REF:7047 RCA C Putative uncharacterized protein protein taxon:39946 20090810 GR

The reference is detailed here;

GR_protein Q947Z9 OSJNBa0050M22.8 GO:0004252 GR_REF:8030 RCA InterPro:IPR000209 F Putative retroelement protein taxon:39947 20090212 GR

  • RCA evidence

1 year shelf life for Annotations made with RCA. Groups should update the date or remove the annotations after the one year limit.

Source	#_of_old_RCA_annotations
gramene_oryza	120035
tair	95741
dictyBase	2513
aspgd	1538
pombase	484
GeneDB_Pfalciparum	7003
PAMGO_Mgrisea	21560
ecocyc	171
goa_pdb	141
mgi	105
GeneDB_Lmajor	50
goa_human	35
goa_ref_human	35
fb	19
GeneDB_Tbrucei	14
wb	10
goa_chicken	6
goa_ref_chicken	4
rgd	3
sgd	1

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Reference Field

It is difficult to track references if just the MOD internal reference is used (if there are typos then the reference did not mean anything). Many groups use abstracts to annotate which do not have a PMID or GO_Ref. Rachael will check to see how many of these are there in the annotations. (Post meeting she sent the breakdown of reference #s for various groups, File:References GOC Files.xlsx)


How beneficial are these RCA annotations? Have we compared them with IEAs to see what we are loosing? Li mentioned that MGI has RCA annotations from individual papers which are still valid. Suggestion is to look at those and update the date for those annotations. But if there are more than a handful of those is it worth the time to review the papers and update the date. This is something each group should decide how to implement (groups can update the date programmatically too).

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