Manager Call 2020-03-25

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  • Agenda: Huaiyu
  • Minutes: Suzi
  • Present: Chris, Judy, Huaiyu, Kimberly, David H, Seth, Laurent-Philippe, Pascale, Paul T, Suzi
  • Regrets:

Discussion points

Community curation with post-docs/grad students

While they cannot work in the lab, could we get students/post docs to do GO curation ?

  • Need a solution with as little training as possible, little effort from GO
    • SGD's "author response"= quick summary form (, accessible by curators on another site
    • Canto- heavier than SGD
    • Google form- lighter than SGD's setup
    • Targeted audience- viral focus?
  • GO CAMs on pre-pubs
  • Partnerships- may be easier for novices to enter through something like Pathways (, getting user to think about how to create this model, or if they've published schematics that can transfer to GO-CAMs

GO Release

Alliance seem to need our release to be on time. Anyone knows how often/when we should release?

  • Urgent need now
  • Expect GO release today
  • GO needs to look at ways to prevent bad data in upstreams
  • There is a statistic (not yet turned on) that will pick up changes in qualifier counts

GO virtual meeting Paris

(Pascale proposal:) Chris had suggested we do some virtual trainings- why dont we get that started now so we get some experience prior to the users meeting ?

  • New wiki pages and eventbrite registrations - ready to announce again for registration, especially user meeting
  • New eventbrite registration is available


What can/should GO be doing, not just in terms of virus annotation, but wrt helping direct energy towards curation efforts, e.g. from graduate students who can't go into their labs?

  • Waiting for UniProt IDs to be integrated into Noctua
  • Are about small number of papers

Mockup for COVID-19 page: LP is contact, will email Managers list

  • Would like to see EA link on COVID-19 page
  • Be careful of nomenclature
  • Immune or host Slim may be more appropriate? Alliance is general, good for Human

MGI and WB Imports

Status updates

  • WB
    • Alex will work on preparing a test GPAD file with annotation history for WB - hopes to have it on the GOA ftp site some time next week
  • MGI
  • Have a periodic follow-up call to review progress?
  • Malcolm already attends Judy's meeting, TO-DO: invite him (and/or xenbase reps) to GO-annotation calls. Need to make sure XB maintains own annotations, is in line with GO SOPs.

Pathway Genome Databases and the Alliance

See Chris' email

  • Explore bringing in other existing curated pathways in a similar way that we did for Reactome
  • Follow-up to Alliance call with Peter K. two weeks ago?


  • Val's matrix paper is available as a draft
  • Authors have reviewed and made comments
  • Do the GO PIs (besides Chris who is last author) also need to read?