The KOMP Data Coordination Center is being established in close collaboration
with all members of the KOMP Research Network. The primary goals of the DCC are
- To serve the KOMP research network laboratories as a central information
resource regarding publicly available null and conditional mutants and
provide query and display tools to support prioritizing new mouse genes
for knockout experiments.
- To collect information generated by the KOMP, track progress of the
knockout mutant production pipelines, and make the data readily available
to all members of the KOMP research network to support, coordinate, and
synergize their individual research programs.
- To serve as the central public interface for the KOMP, with links to all
groups funded by the KOMP research network, as well as link to other efforts
generating knockout mice, such as the European and North American Conditional
Mouse Mutagenesis programs (EUCOMM and NORCOMM). The DCC will provide web-based
query and display tools for KOMP data and mechanisms to download large data
sets for further analysis. The data will also be exported to other relevant
community databases such as Ensembl, the UCSC Genome Browser, NCBI, and Mouse
Genome Informatics (MGI).
The KOMP DCC is centered at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor Maine.
The DCC is led by Dr. Martin Ringwald along with Drs. Jim Kadin, Janan Eppig and Carol Bult.
See also: Roles and data flow within the KOMP production pipeline