iReceptor at Gateways 2019 - on the importance of standards in data sharing

The iReceptor and iReceptor Plus Projects were highlighted at the 2019 Science Gateways Conference, which took place on September 23 - 25, 2019 in San Diego, California.

iReceptor Technical Director Dr. Brian Corrie of Simon Fraser University presented “iReceptor: A Case Study in the Importance of Standards for Data Sharing.” His paper and presentation examined how the iReceptor project is working with the AIRR Community to establish data standards for sharing Next-Generation Sequencing data of the adaptive immune receptor repertoire (AIRR-seq data). The iReceptor Platform uses these standards to make AIRR-seq data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). Dr. Corrie’s presentation focused on the importance of community standards in developing “science gateways.”

Science gateways are a community-specific set of tools, applications and data collections that are integrated together via a web portal or a desktop application, providing access to resources and services of distributed computing infrastructures. The aim of the conference was to bring together scientific gateway developers, users and resource providers to talk about their experiences, technologies, and accomplishments. There were 127 participants from seven countries at the Science Gateways 2019 conference.