Contact GO

Contact the GO Help Desk with questions, comments, or feedback.

For questions, first check our Frequently Asked Questions, as your query may have already been answered.

The GOC also supports several mailing lists to foster discussion within the GO community. Subscribe to one or more of these mailing lists to follow general developments, discussions within the GOC, or to post a message to the GO community.

Reviewing GO annotations for a gene or protein

Open a Gene Ontology browser (e.g.AmiGO, QuickGO) and search for the gene or gene protein record of interest by entering it in the 'Search' field, then browse associated annotations and follow links to see the full list of annotations:

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.

SynGO - Synapse Biology


The Synapse Gene Ontology and Annotation Initiative (SynGO) aims to:
  • Improve the Gene Ontology to accurately describe cellular components (CC) and biological processes (BP) important for synapse biology
  • Provide expert curated annotations of pre- and postsynaptic genes using the improved Gene Ontology classes

SynGO is funded by the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute

Contributing ad hoc annotations

You may contribute ad hoc annotations to the Gene Ontology Consortium (GOC) when reviewing a specific article or when reviewing annotations for a specific gene or protein.


Open a Gene Ontology browser, (e.g.AmiGO, QuickGO), then choose one of these annotation options:

Contributing to the Ontology

When you have suggestions for new ontology terms, first make sure the term doesn't exist, either as a primary term or a synonym term. To do this, search the ontology using the AmiGO browser. Requests for new synonyms or clarification of textual definitions are also welcomed. Please choose the scenario that best describes your research group and follow the steps as indicated below.

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