Global Core Data Resources
A major scientific activity of the GBC is the identification of a set of Global Core Data Resources (GCDRs). The Core Data Resources concept was developed by ELIXIR to identify in Europe a set of data resources that are fundamental to the entire life science data infrastructure. The GCDRs extends this concept to the entire world, identifying for funders a set of resources that are critically important for biomedical and life science research worldwide, and encouraging funders to ensure their long-term sustainability. Protection of GCDRs benefits the entire life science data infrastructure, just as protection of key species in an ecosystem benefits the entire ecosystem. A selection process is currently under development.