The Global Biodata Coalition (GBC) is committed to stabilising and ensuring sustainable funding for global biodata infrastructure. The GBC Board Working Group on Sustainability brings together representatives from GBC Member and Observer organisations to consider ways that funders could cooperate to support the global biodata resource infrastructure in a more sustainable manner.
The Consultation Paper developed by the Sustainability Working Group is available to read and download via the GBC Zenodo channel: read the consultation paper.
Please note the important disclaimer below.
The Consultation Paper was open for community feedback from 2 October 2023 until 22 January 2024. Thank you to all those who responded for your valuable feedback.
● To explore ways funders could cooperate internationally to sustain the global biodata resource infrastructure — the Group is developing premises, principles and models for cross-funder partnerships to more equitably and reliably fund biodata resources critical to research globally. It is also considering ways in which funders could cooperate to develop and sustain the biodata resource infrastructure as a whole.
Based on the feedback received, the GBC plans to develop a White Paper for publication in 2024 which details how GBC will work with its partners to ensure resources to ensure the long-term sustainability of the global biodata resource infrastructure.
Working Group Members
Warwick Anderson (Chair)
Chair of GBC Board of Funders
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (representing the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI)
US National Science Foundation (NSF)
US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Centre for Disease Informatics and research, India
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)
GBC Secretariat: Guy Cochrane, Chuck Cook, Rachel Drysdale, David Carr