The Global Biodata Coalition to hold a 2023 round of selection of Global Core Biodata Resources

Feb 13, 2023

The Global Biodata Coalition (GBC) is pleased to announce a second round of selection of Global Core Biodata Resources, that will run throughout 2023.

Global Core Biodata Resources (GCBRs) are deposition databases and knowledgebases of fundamental importance to the broad life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. The first GCBR selection round, in 2022, resulted in 37 biodata resources being included in the initial GCBR list.

The purpose of this round of selection is to provide an opportunity for biodata resources which meet the GCBR criteria, but were not able to engage for the initial 2022 process, to participate during the early establishment of the GCBR list.

Background information and instructions for applicants can be found on the Global Core Biodata Resource Selection 2023 web page and in the paper “Global Core Biodata Resources: Concept and Selection Process”.

Expressions of interest will be accepted via an online submission system from 11th April–8th May 2023.

Questions can be addressed to .

The Global Biodata Coalition works on behalf of life sciences and biomedical research funders to better coordinate and share approaches for efficient management and growth of the biodata infrastructure and to stabilise and ensure sustainable financial support for the global biodata infrastructure. To this end, as well as running the GCBR selection process, the GBC is currently building a comprehensive global inventory of biodata resources to support further work addressing open access and sustainability of biodata resources.