GTL Data & Tools Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to help identify and roadmap those issues in data collection, management, and analysis that are critical to the success of the Genomes to Life (GTL) program (http://doegenomestolife.org).
Participation in each workshop is by invitation only.
When making your hotel reservation, please refer to the GTL workshop block.
The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Energy Offices of Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Biological and Environmental Research.
Data and Tools Workshop
July 22, 2003
High-throughput GTL facilities and ultrascale computing will make it possible to address the ultimate goal of modern biology: to achieve a fundamental, comprehensive, and systematic understanding of life. (www.doegenomestolife.org)
With this promise, however, comes a problem with the massive quantities and increased complexity of biological data produced by experiments and computations. Genome-scale collection, analysis, dissemination, and modeling of those data are the key to success of GTL. Most of these activities that deal with data generated by specialized experimental facilities will be performed primarily at these facilities. However, integration and coordination of collection, analysis, and dissemination of data across the facilities will be extremely critical to assure high-throughput knowledge synthesis, engage the broader biology community, and to eventually bring genomes to life. The pressing need for such integration was emphasized by the GTL facility plan and numerous workshop reports.
The Genomes-to-Life Data and Tools Workshop will seek to address these integration requirements as well as scope out the major capabilities and problems associated with the full scale distributed GTL facility.
The GTL Data and Tool Workshop will address both hardware and software infrastructure and span the following four areas:
The 20 invited participants will be asked to address the
cross-cutting GTL tool and data needs of the four proposed GTL
facilities, the five large GTL projects currently funded,
and the larger DOE biology community. The results of this
workshop will be published in a report to DOE.