GO Consortium Contributors List

The GO Consortium

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

Current GO Consortium Contributing Groups

Name Description Funding Contact
Berkeley Bioinformatics Open-source Projects (BBOP) Development, use, and integration of ontologies into biological data analysis. Software development. Subcontract of the main GO grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) (U41) HG002273, and the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) of the United States Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. BBOP
dictyBase Informatics resource for the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum   dictyBase
EcoliWiki Community annotation for Escherichia coli   EcoliWiki
Ensembl Predicted annotation for vertebrates based on orthology   Ensembl contact
EnsemblPlants/Gramene Predicted annotation for plants based on orthology   EnsemblPlants contact
EnsemblFungi Predicted annotation for fungi based on orthology   EnsemblFungi contact
FlyBase A Database of Drosophila Genes & Genomes. National Human Genome Research Institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health P41 HG000739 and Medical Research Council, UK grant G1000968 FlyBase
GO Editorial Office at the European Bioinformatics Institute Ontology editing group Subcontract of the main GO grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) U41HG002273 and EMBL core funds. GO Editorial Office
Gramene A comparative plant genomics resource for model and reference genomes of more than 30 plant genomes. It provides information for genomes, gene models, gene annotations, genome and gene tree alignments, synteny, genetic variation, gene expression, and a knowledgebase for plant pathways (Plant Reactome). The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported this work through NSF Plant Genome Initiative grant award #0321685 during the years 2004-2007, NSF award #0851652 (REU Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Summer Undergraduate Program) in 2009-2012, and since 2007, through NSF Plant Genome Research Resource grant award #0703908. Current work is being supported by NSF Improving Plant Genome Annotation grant award #1127112 (Gramene - Exploring Function through Comparative Genomics and Network Analysis). (More information from http://gramene.org/funding) Gramene web submission form
Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland Data and tools for genomics research in a variety of systems. Development of ECO, an ontology for describing evidence to support biological assertions. Development of an Ontology of Microbial Phenotypes.   IGS
InterPro InterPro provides functional analysis of proteins by classifying them into families and predicting domains and important sites. InterPro is funded by a grant from BBSRC (BB/L024136/1) and EMBL core funds. InterPro
IntAct molecular interaction database High-quality, manually annotated binary protein interactions and curated complexes. NHLBI Proteomics Center Award (HHSN268201000035C), European Commission grant Affinomics (FP7-241481), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research LRRK2 Biology LEAPS, BBSRC MIDAS (BB/L024179/1) IntAct
Aspergillus Genome Database (AspGD) AspGD is an organized collection of genetic and molecular biological information about the filamentous fungi of the genus Aspergillus.   AspGD web submission form
Pseudomonas Genome Database (PseudoCAP) A resource for annotations for the Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 reference strain's genome and comparative analyses of several related Pseudomonas species. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. PseudoCAP
Microbial ENergy processes Gene Ontology Project (MENGO) The MENGO project is a multi-institutional collaborative effort that aims to develop new Gene Ontology terms to describe microbial bioenergy related processes. Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy. MENGO
SYSCILIA The European project SYSCILIA is a systems biology approach to dissect cilia function and its disruption in human genetic disease. European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the Health Cooperation Programme. SYSCILIA
Alzheimer's Project at the University of Toronto. Curation of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease that have been significant in previous genome wide association studies. Alzheimer's Project
GeneDB Curation for the whole range of organisms sequenced by the Sanger Institute's Pathogen Genomics group GeneDB
J Craig Venter Institute Databases on several bacterial species. Formerly known as The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR).   JCVI
Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) Databases for the mouse Mus musculus   MGI
PANTHER Protein evolution: families, phylogenetic trees, function, multiple sequence alignments, subfamilies   PANTHER
PomBase 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. Wellcome Trust Grant No. WT090548MA PomBase
Rat Genome Database (RGD) Database for the rat Rattus norvegicus RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH. RGD
Reactome A knowledgebase of biological processes (formerly Genome Knowledgebase) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) U41 HG00375, the Ontario Research (GL2) fund, the European Bioinformatics Institute, and the European Commission (PSIMEx) Reactome
Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) Database for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; maintenance and public access of GO database and web interfaces National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) [SGD U41 HG001315; GO U41HG002273] SGD
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) Database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana The TAIR project is funded by academic institutional, corporate, and individual subscriptions. GO curation is partially funded by a subcontract of the main GO grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) U41HG002273. TAIR is administered by the 501(c)(3) non-profit Phoenix Bioinformatics. TAIR
UniProt-Gene Ontology Annotation (UniProt-GOA) Manual and electronic annotation of proteins in the UniProt Knowledgebase, carried out by a wide range of curation activities at the European Bioinformatics Institute, the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Protein Information Resource. National Institutes of Health (NIH) [UniProt U41HG006104; GO U41HG002273]; British Heart Foundation [RG/13/5/30112] Parkinson's UK [G-1307] and EMBL core funds. UniProt-GOA
University College London-based annotation group Two current annotation projects: the Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Initiative and the Parkinson's UK Gene Ontology Project British Heart Foundation [RG/13/5/30112], Parkinson's UK [G-1307], National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre UCL annotation team
WormBase WormBase is an international consortium of biologists and computer scientists dedicated to providing the research community with accurate, current, accessible information concerning the genetics, genomics and biology of Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes. WormBase is supported by grant #U41 HG002223 from the National Human Genome Research Institute at the US National Institutes of Health, the UK Medical Research Council, and the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. WormBase
The Zebrafish Model Organism Database (ZFIN) Reference datasets and information on Danio rerio   ZFIN
AgBase A curated, open-source, web-accessible resource for functional analysis of agricultural plant and animal gene products   AgBase
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Candida Genome Database (CGD) Database for Candida albicans   CGD
Muscle TRAIT An integrated database of transcripts expressed in human skeletal muscle    
Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology (PAMGO) Consortium A multi-institutional collaborative effort involving scientists working on plant pathogenic genomes: the bacteria Dickeya dadantii, Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato and Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the fungus Magnaporthe grisea, the oomycetes Phytophthora sojae and Phytophthora ramorum and the nematode Meloidogyne hapla.   PAMGO
Tetrahymena Genome Database (TGD) Database of information about the Tetrahymena thermophila genome sequence determined at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR).   TGD

Resources used by the GO Consortium

Name Description Contact
Evidence Ontology (ECO) The Evidence Ontology (ECO) is an ontology for describing biological research evidence that is used to support assertions.  
Plant Ontology (PO) Plant Ontology project is a major international bioinformatics effort on standardizing the nomenclature, definitions, synonyms and relations of various terms/keywords/vocabularies that describe anatomical entities as well as the growth and developmental stages of plants. PO web submission form
Cell Type Ontology (CL) The Cell Ontology (CL) is a candidate OBO Foundry ontology for the representation of cell types. CL SourceForge tracker
Uber Anatomy Ontology (Uberon) Uberon is an integrated cross-species ontology covering anatomical structures in animals. Uberon help
Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) is a freely available dictionary of molecular entities focused on ‘small’ chemical compounds. ChEBI web submission form