Reviewing GO annotations associated with a scientific article

Open a Gene Ontology browser, (e.g.AmiGO, QuickGO) and enter a PubMed identifier (PMID) for the paper of interest in the 'Search' field.

 
  1. If GO annotations are listed in the results
  2.  
    • a) Check whether the paper has been annotated by GO curators.
    • b) Click on the PMID and browse annotations associated with the paper.
    • c) If you agree that the annotations accurately represent the data.
      • You are done!
       
    • d) If you think the annotations could be improved:
      • Fill out a 'Request for GO Curation of a Publication' form, indicating that these annotations should be reviewed. Include a PMID and the name of the species investigated in the experiment that led to this publication. Please state whether or not regular updates will be submitted about this annotation.
     
  3. If no results are listed using this PMID
  4.  
    • a) This means the paper has not been annotated by GO curators.
    • b) Fill out our 'Request for GO Curation of a Publication' form, indicating that this is a new annotation. Include a PMID and the name of the species investigated in the experiment that led to this publication. Please state whether or not regular updates will be submitted about this annotation.
 

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