Tools and Resources
The IWGSC is developing a variety of tools and resources that are available first to members of the coordinating committee, second to general members of the consortium, and subsequently to the entire scientific community. On behalf of the IWGSC, a central repository for access to physical map data and sequences has been established by the URGI (France). Early, pre-publication access is provided to coordinating committee and individual scientists who agree to the data access statement. While scientists who agree to abide by the data access agreement will be able to BLAST the data in advance of publication, Coordinating Committee members and active members of their group will also be permitted to download the data. Data will be made available to the public upon publication, upon deposition into the public archives, or within one-year from the conclusion of the data generation. The IWGSC reserves the right to publish the first global analyses including:
- Whole chromosome or whole genome level analyses on genes, gene families, repetitive sequences; and
- Comparative analyses with other organisms.
For Coordinating Committee members and their team members to gain full access, please sign-in to your IWGSC account and then agree to the IWGSC Data Release Statement of Agreement. If you are not already a member of the IWGSC, you may register by clicking the "register" link at the top of any page on the IWGSC website. If you are not actively in a team or group of a Coordinating Committee or a staff member of a sponsor, please do not claim that you are part of the group or team as this may delay your account validation.
For general members of the IWGSC and nonmembers, you can gain early access to BLAST data by signing the BLAST Access Agreement. If you are a general member of the IWGSC, please sign-in to your IWGSC account and then agree to the BLAST Access Agreement. Nonmembers may gain access by registering for an IWGSC user account and signing the BLAST Access Agreement.
Once the appropriate access agreement has been signed and your access or website account has been validated, an account will be established for you at the URGI to access the IWGSC repository and you will automatically receive an email regarding "Your INRA URGI account". If you already have a URGI account, this account will be upgraded to permit you to access the IWGSC repository and you will receive a confirmation email. Please bear in mind that it may take up to two weeks for your URGI account to be established.
If you have any questions regarding account access, please contact Kellye Eversole.