The GO Consortium

The GO Consortium is the set of model organism and protein databases and biological research communities actively involved in the development and application of the Gene Ontology.

Consortium Members

Members of the GO Consortium are expected to show a significant and ongoing commitment to the utilization and further development of the Gene Ontology. Full members should fulfill the following criteria:

  • staff funded to work on GO
  • regular submission of annotations to the GO Consortium resources [where applicable]
  • regular and significant contribution towards the content of GO
  • send one or more representatives to GO Consortium meetings
  • be willing to organize and host a Consortium meeting

All databases which receive funding from the GO grant are considered full Consortium members.

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Current GO Consortium Members

Berkeley Bioinformatics Open-source Project (BBOP)

Development, use, and integration of ontologies into biological data analysis.

Contact BBOP

BHF-UCL logoBritish Heart Foundation - University College London (BHF-UCL)

The University College London-based annotation group of the Cardiovascular Gene Ontology Annotation Initiative prioritises the comprehensive manual annotationof genes associated with the cardiovascular system. This effort is directed and supported by leading cardiovascular researchers, and is funded by the British Heart Foundation. (Contact BHF-UCL)

dictyBase logodictyBase

Informatics resource for the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum (Contact dictyBase)

EcoliWiki logoEcoliWiki

Community annotation for Escherichia coli

FlyBase logoFlyBase

Database for the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster (Contact FlyBase)

GeneDB logoGeneDB

Includes databases for several protozoan parasites, including Plasmodium falciparum, Leishmania major and Trypanosoma brucei. (Contact Pombase)

GO logoGO Editorial Office at the European Bioinformatics Institute (Contact the GO Editorial Office)

Gramene logoGramene

A comparative mapping resource for grains, including rice (Oryza) (Contact Gramene)

IGS logoInstitute of Genome Sciences, Univ. of Maryland

Data and tools for genomic research in a variety of model systems. (Contact IGS)

InterPro logoInterPro

InterPro provides functional analysis of proteins by classifying them into families and predicting domains and important sites.

Contact InterPro

JCVI logoJ Craig Venter Institute

Databases on several bacterial species. Formerly known as The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR). (contact JCVI Eukaryote)

MGI logoMouse Genome Informatics (MGI)

Databases for the mouse Mus musculus (Contact MGI)

Pombase logoPombase

PomBase is a comprehensive database for the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, providing structural and functional annotation, literature curation and access to large-scale data sets. (Contact GeneDB)

RGD logoRat Genome Database (RGD)

Database for the rat Rattus norvegicus (Contact RGD)

Reactome logoReactome

A knowledgebase of biological processes (formerly Genome Knowledgebase) (Contact Reactome)

SGD logoSaccharomyces Genome Database (SGD)

Database for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; maintenance and public access of GO database and web interfaces (Contact SGD)

TAIR logoThe Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)

Database for the brassica family plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Contact TAIR)

UniProtKB-GO Annotation logoUniProtKB-Gene Ontology Annotation (UniProtKB-GOA)

Manual and electronic annotation of proteins in the UniProt Knowledgebase (Swiss-Prot/TrEMBL/PIR-PSD), carried out by a wide range of curation activities at the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. (Contact UniProtKB-GOA)

WormBase logoWormBase

Database for the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (Contact WormBase)

ZFIN logoThe Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN)

Reference datasets and information on Danio rerio (Contact ZFIN)

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GO Associates

GO Associates are groups who make a notable contribution to the GO project. Typically, GO Associate groups contribute significantly in at least one of the following ways:

  • contribution of annotations to the GO database (via a full Consortium member)
  • provision of open source applications for use with GO, and ongoing development and support for these applications
  • collaboration on major Gene Ontology content development
  • financial or intellectual support

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Current GO Associates

AgBase logoAgBase

A curated, open-source, web-accessible resource for functional analysis of agricultural plant and animal gene products

AstraZeneca logoAstraZeneca

CGD logoCandida Genome Database (CGD)

Muscle TRAIT

An integrated database of transcripts expressed in human skeletal muscle

PAMGO logoPlant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology (PAMGO) consortium

A collaboration for the development of annotation resources for researchers studying the genomics of plant-associated microbes

TGD logoTetrahymena Genome Database (TGD)

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