Annotation Conf. Call 2020-11-03

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Agenda and Minutes


Planned site outage and system downtime for Berkeley site - UPDATED

  • The current planned downtime period is now: from Friday the 6th, at about 6pm PST, to Saturday the 7th, at about 6pm PST. These times are approximate.
  • Most services will continue during this downtime, but the following will be unavailable:
    • Noctua (production and development)
    • GO-CAM site (latest models component)
    • RDF endpoint
  • Noctua curators will need to save any work they wish to be preserved before the scheduled downtime.
  • The current status of all of the main GO systems can be found at:

GAF 2.2 and GPAD/GPI 2.0

  • Discussion with groups about their current status with creating GAF 2.2 files
  • Note that the specifications were updated to give guidelines on what relation to use with annotations to the root nodes:
    • Biological Process -> involved_in
    • Molecular Function -> enables
    • Cellular Component -> is_active_in
  • Achieving synchronicity amongst groups wrt applying gp2term relations in a GAF 2.2 file. Note that this is distinct from harmonizing on using the same relations for gp2term for the same, or similar, annotations amongst different curation groups.
  • Each annotation group should be applying their gp2term relations in accordance with the GAF 2.2 file specifications and their annotation practices, as well as the guidelines for root node annotation relations.
  • Alex (UniProt - GOA) and Dustin (PAINT) are joining the call today to provide more information about the annotations from their groups/pipelines as these two annotations sources are a common upstream for many annotation groups.
  • Other outstanding issues/questions?


October Consortium Meeting - Follow-Up

Meeting Survey

  • Opportunity to give feedback on the meeting - please respond to the survey by end-of-day Tuesday, October 20th (that's today)

Annotation Resources Discussion

  • We didn't have much time to discuss this at the Baltimore consortium meeting, so would like to follow-up on this topic on future calls.
  • Please review Judy Blakes' slides on goals and need for annotation from the GOC virtual meeting and add your thoughts to the corresponding Google doc.
  • We want to discuss the comments and feedback, particularly in light of the upcoming GO grant renewal due in late January 2021.

GO-CAM Jamboree

  • Dates: Monday, November 16th - Friday, November 20th
  • Goal: focused discussions on GO-CAM modeling of specific topics to train more curators on making GO-CAM models and assess the time and resources needed to create process-centric GO-CAM models
  • Format will be similar to transcription workshop and May GOC meeting, i.e. 1/2-day sessions of presentations, annotation, discussion, breakout rooms
  • Ideally, we'd like to have a representative from each group (although it wouldn't have to be the same person every day)
  • Please add your name to the agenda and model topics to the spreadsheet if you'd like to attend
  • Full agenda will be forthcoming
  • November 17th annotation call will be cancelled due to the jamboree

GO-CAM Modeling Calls

  • Reserve annotation call slot on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month for GO-CAM "office hours"
  • Objective: answer specific questions that curators have about GO-CAM modeling
  • Submit questions or tickets to the agenda by the Friday before the meeting, so we can make best/efficient use of everyone's time on the call

Annotation Issues

Capturing interacting taxon


  • On call: Alex, Antonia, Birgit, Chris, David, Dmitry, Dustin, Edith, Giulia, Harold, Helen, Kimberly, Li, Malcolm, Midori, Noe, Pascale, Patrick, Penelope, Petra, Prita, Rob, Sabrina, Seth, Stacia, Suzi, Tanya