Day 1 (June 10) – UBC Robson Square
|9:00 – 9:10am||Welcome, Opening Remarks|
|9:10 – 9:25am||First Nations Ceremony|
|9:25 – 9:45am||Reimagining the Microbial Genomics Data Sharing Ecosystem William Hsiao and Emma Griffiths (University of British Columbia/ BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada)|
|9:45 – 10:15am||Microbial Genomic Data Sharing in a Social/Legal Context|
|10:15 – 10:45am||Equitable data sharing: lessons from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak|
|10:45 – 11:15am||BioBreak|
|11:15 – 12:30pm||New and Existing Efforts in Genomics Data Sharing and Standardization|
|12:30 – 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00 – 3:15pm||Public Repositories and Open Data Sharing Initiatives|
|3:15 – 4:15pm||Data Sharing and Interoperability in Laboratory Networks|
|4:15 – 4:30pm||BioBreak|
|4:30 – 5:30pm||GMI Priorities & Progress|
|5:30 – 5:40pm||Recap|
Day 2 (June 11) – UBC Robson Square
|9:00 – 10:30am||Global South/North Partnerships: Lessons from Joint Genomics Projects Around the World.|
|10:30 – 11:00am||BioBreak|
|11:00 – 12:30am||The Proof is in the Pudding: Improving Investigations through Data Sharing 1. Canadian Data Sharing Initiatives – TBD, CFIA, Canada 2. Us and International Initiatives – TBD US Food and Drug Administration, US|
|12:30 – 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00 – 3:00pm||Solutions for Achieving the Data Sharing Ecosystem|
|3:00 – 4:00pm||WG Breakout sessions|
|4:00 – 4:30pm||BioBreak|
|4:30 – 5:15pm||WGs Report and 2020-2021 WorkPlan Overview/To-Do List|
|5:15 – 5:30pm||Announcing GMI14 – Barcelona, Spain|
|5:30 – 5:45pm||Closing Remarks and Wrap Up|
Reimagining the Microbial Genomics Data Sharing Ecosystem. This introductory session will provide a thematic overview of the intent of the GMI 13 Meeting. Themes will include i) technical mechanisms and data standards for enabling interoperability, reproducibility, and comparability of results; and ii) frameworks for building trust and equitable benefit sharing.
Genomic Data Sharing in a Social/Legal Context. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is a policy-framing and technical standards-setting organization, seeking to enable responsible genomic data sharing within a human rights framework. This session will highlight the policies, tools and services that GA4GH have developed for improving data linkages, consent, security and more.
Equitable data sharing: lessons from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Chinese researchers mapped and shared the genomes of 19 isolates of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus January 2020, just a few weeks after an outbreak of an unusual viral pneumonia was detected in the central city of Wuhan, China, which sickened hundreds since mid-December 2019. This session will focus on the benefits, challenges and lessons learned regarding data sharing during public health emergencies.
Public Repositories and Open Data Sharing Initiatives. This session will provide updates from public repositories (INSDC) and associated networks/projects (GenomeTrakr, COMPARE), as well as plans for achieving interoperability.
Data Sharing and Interoperability in Laboratory Networks. This session will focus on mechanisms for enabling data sharing and interoperability within and between networks of public health laboratories (e.g. EURL, PulseNet, OHEJP-ORION), highlighting challenges and solutions.
GMI Priorities & Progress - WG Updates and Discussion. This session will provide a brief overview of WG mandates and objectives, recap past successes, and define current challenges and priorities.
The Proof is in the Pudding: Improving Investigations through Data Sharing. Fast and efficient data sharing is crucial for resolving outbreaks and preventing the spread of foodborne pathogens. This session will highlight successful examples of how data sharing improved investigations in Canada and the US.
Solutions for Achieving the Open Data Sharing Ecosystem. This session will highlight technological strategies for achieving an open, data sharing ecosystem.