Standardization initiatives in the (eco)toxicogenomics domain: a review
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 5, Issue 8, pages 633–641, December 2004
How to Cite
Sansone, S. A., Morrison, N., Rocca-Serra, P. and Fostel, J. (2004), Standardization initiatives in the (eco)toxicogenomics domain: a review. Comp Funct Genom, 5: 633–641. doi: 10.1002/cfg.447
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 24 NOV 2004
- ILSI-HESI Genomics Committee
- European Commission
- NIEHS NCT
- functional genomics;
The purpose of this document is to provide readers with a resource of different ongoing standardization efforts within the ‘omics’ (genomic, proteomics, metabolomics) and related communities, with particular focus on toxicological and environmental applications. The review includes initiatives within the research community as well as in the regulatory arena. It addresses data management issues (format and reporting structures for the exchange of information) and database interoperability, highlighting key objectives, target audience and participants. A considerable amount of work still needs to be done and, ideally, collaboration should be optimized and duplication and incompatibility should be avoided where possible. The consequence of failing to deliver data standards is an escalation in the burden and cost of data management tasks. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.