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selecting dates for GO Annotation Camp in summer

Karen Christie kchris at genome.Stanford.EDU
Wed Mar 1 11:46:34 PST 2006

Hi all,

Please just send your responses to me, not to the GO and annotation lists
as well. I will collate the results and send out a proposal for specific



On Mon, 27 Feb 2006, Karen Christie wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are planning an Annotation Camp for summer of this year at Stanford
> again. The main purpose of this email is to select dates that will work
> for GO Consortium groups. Based on feedback from last year's meeting, the
> meeting will have two parts. One portion will be for current GO Consortium
> members to work out tricky issues and improve consistency of annotation
> practice among Consortium Groups. A second portion of the meeting would be
> for training non-Consortium groups who are interested in learning how to
> make GO annotations from the literature. Holding the second portion would
> depend on the level of interest from new groups and would require that
> some experienced curators attend as mentors.
> We are aware that a number of people have expressed interest in learning
> more about how to do a first pass set of annotations using sequence
> similarity methods. As a result, there is a proposal to have a separate
> Consortium-only meeting to define standards on automatic annotation for
> the GO Consortium so that we can better help new groups that wish to do
> this. There will be more about that later.  For the Annotation Camp, when
> we announce to GO friends, we will make it clear that the scope of this
> meeting will be manual curation only.
> Currently, we are thinking June or July and that two days for each portion
> of the meeting would be about right, but we welcome input as to what
> people think would be useful. To work out scheduling, please have one
> person from each group answer the following questions.
> 1. What group are you responding for?
> 2. Who from your group is potentially interested in attending the internal
> portion of the meeting (~ 2 days) for existing GO annotators?
> 3. Who from your group would potentially be able to participate as a
> mentor in the training portion of the meeting (2 days)?
> 4. Indicate whether these weeks (or periods within) do or do not work for
> your group:
> 	June  5 - June 11
> 	June 19 - June 25
> 	June 26 - July  2
> 	July  3 - July  9
> 	July 10 - July 16
> 	July 17 - July 23
> 	July 24 - July 30
> Note: The week of June 12-18 is not an option due to Stanford's graduation
> ceremonies.
> Best Regards,
> -Karen 
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>  Karen Christie, Ph.D., Database Curator
>  Saccharomyces Genome Database
>  Stanford University Medical Center
>  Department of Genetics
>  Stanford, CA 94305-5120 USA
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