Chado Natural Diversity Module Working Group

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The Chado Natural Diversity Working Group has been established with the aim of getting the Chado Natural Diversity Module into the production version of Chado.

Background and Timeline

This section describes important events in the development of the module. Detailed discussion of functionality is a separate section below.


The initial version of the Natural Diversity Module was developed by several people associated with NESCent. The initial application was heliconius research. This first version (and subsequent versions) are directly inspired by the Genomic Diversity and Phenotype Data Model (GDPDM), which comes out of Cornell. The GDPDM has great documentation and is also described in this presentation.


In the fall of 2009, Sook Jung of Washington State downloaded the initial version (becoming the first known user outside heliconius) and started looking at it with the goal of using for GDR, a plant genome database. Sook found that a number of things weren't clear, and her input led to a rethinking of the design, and to the formation of this working group.


January 2010 GMOD Satellite Meeting

Several working group participants met twice during PAG 2010, immediately before the January 2010 GMOD Meeting.


See the discussion page for notes on what we've talked about and where we are heading. Once the discussion settle, a summary of decisions will appear here.



If you are interested, please add your name below. (Either update this page directly, or send your contact info to Dave Clements.)

Name Email Affiliation Comments

Dave Clements (organizer)


Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this group, or if you have any questions.

Sook Jung

sook *

Washington State University, GDR

Meg Staton

mestato *


Stephen Ficklin

ficklin *


Dorrie Main

dorrie *

Washington State University, GDR

Scott Cain


Genevieve DeClerk

Cornell / Gramene

Bob MacCallum


mosquitoes, ticks and other nasties...

Seth Redmond

seth.redmond *

Imperial College, London Vectorbase

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