Resources

Access to taxon and genomic sample information, tools and training to support genomics and bioinformatics research and information and other resources for our current and prospective partners.  

The Global Genome Initiative (GGI)

The Global Genome Initiative

Genomics is shaping the future of biodiversity research, just as the Human Genome Project reshaped biomedical research. The Smithsonian-led Global Genome Initiative is enabling this research through an international collaboration to collect, cryo-preserve, verify, and provide open access to information about the genomic biodiversity of life on Earth.

GGI Knowledge Portal

Information on taxon natural history data, genomes and sequences, genomic and classical collections, biogeography and phylogeny.

Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)

Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)

GGBN is a global consortium of organizations supporting the collection, maintenance and sharing of research-quality genomic specimens.

GGBN Data Portal

Information on tissue and DNA collections available for research through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network.

GGBN Awards Program

GGBN Events

GGBN 2017 Regional North American Workshop
April 11-13, 2017
Washington, DC

GGBN 2017 Regional Asian Workshop
July 21-22, 2017
Shenzhen, China

Projects

Global Genome Initiative Gardens (GGI-Gardens)

GGI Gardens is a program to enhance global plant collections by strategically collecting and preserving genome-quality samples representing global plant diversity.

Plant Diversity and Genome Resources

Additional Resources

Bioinformatics Resources

Hydra Training Workshop at the National Museum of Natural History, June 2015

Day 1 AM: https://youtu.be/NARuwEPUKpY
Day 1 PM: https://youtu.be/5j17865UcI8
Day 2 AM: https://youtu.be/O8C1NInSqQI
Day 2 PM: https://youtu.be/y0ISGJOloOE

Biodiversity Data Tools

Resources for Smithsonian Researchers

Information on internal funding opportunities, tools and services that support genomics projects at the Smithsonian.