Toward a Global Public Repository of Community Protocols to Encourage Best Practices in Biomolecular Ocean Observing and Research
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Buttigieg, Pier Luigi
Jeffery, Nicholas W.
Pitz, Kathleen Johnson
van de Kamp, Jodie
OBPS Omic/eDNA Protocol Management Task Team
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Biomolecular ocean observing and research is a rapidly evolving field that uses omics approaches to describe biodiversity at its foundational level, giving insight into the structure and function of marine ecosystems over time and space. It is an especially effective approach for investigating the marine microbiome. To mature marine microbiome research and operations within a global ocean biomolecular observing network (OBON) for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and beyond, research groups will need a system to effectively share, discover, and compare “omic” practices and protocols. While numerous informatic tools and standards exist, there is currently no global, publicly-supported platform specifically designed for sharing marine omics [or any omics] protocols across the entire value-chain from initiating a study to the publication and use of its results. Toward that goal, we propose the development of the Minimum Information for an Omic Protocol (MIOP), a c.....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
CitationSamuel, R.M., Meyer, R., Buttigieg, P.L., Davies, N., Jeffery, N.W., Meyer, C., Pavloudi, C., Pitz, K.J., Sweetlove, M., Theroux, S., van de Kamp, J. and Watts, A. (2021) Toward a Global Public Repository of Community Protocols to Encourage Best Practices in Biomolecular Ocean Observing and Research. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:758694, 8pp. DOI:10.3389/fmars.2021.758694