Friday, March 11, 2011

10,000 GOLD Genome Project Mark!

Escherichia coli O111:H8 9662 is the 10,000 GOLD genome project added on March 8th, 2011.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear GOLD users,

We have facilitated distribution of all the data from GOLD through the excel files in order to support scientists around the world who would like to get the data and perform their own analysis and eventually publish their results. We intent to continue supporting this sort of usage by providing all the data through an excel file. However, we have recently noticed an increasing number of cases where colleagues were downloading the data in order to feed the development of systems replicating GOLD's functionality. We are putting tremendous amount of effort to collect and curate the metadata for an increasing number of genomes and metagenomes. Funding for curation of biological data is very limited if at all available, therefore we cannot support funding of other systems based on the manual work we do. Accordingly, if you need the data in order to perform comparative analysis, leading to publication or even populate other dbases you may have we are happy to continue providing you the GOLD data through excel.

Many thanks
The GOLD team

Friday, July 23, 2010

First post

Hello everybody,

We have created a blog for GOLD which is a new addition to a continuing effort for improved and more direct communication with the GOLD users. After creating RSS feeds, we believe that the blog will help us even more informing you of the latest news and developments about GOLD and will give you the chance to directly respond with comments and recommendations for improvement.

Thank you
The GOLD team