High-quality microbiome research relies on the integrity, management and quality of supporting data. Currently biobanks and culture collections have different formats and approaches to data management. This necessitates a standard data format to underpin research, particularly in line with the FAIR data standards of findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability. We address the importance of a unified, coordinated approach that ensures compatibility of data between that needed by biobanks and culture collections, but also to ensure linkage between bioinformatic databases and the wider research community.
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The authors thank Dr Tanja Kostic for critically reviewing this manuscript. This paper is an output from the EU MicrobiomeSupport project, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 818116.
© 2020 The Authors. Environmental Microbiology published by Society for Applied Microbiology and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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- Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't