Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health


Data Release Policy Message to scientists interested in accessing the Hordeum vulgare physical map and genomic sequence data

The international Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC) was initiated in 2006 for coordinating activities towards complete physical mapping and sequencing the barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) genome. This multinational effort, although not finished yet, is continuously producing results with high potential of promoting barley research (and of related species like wheat and rye) at broad scale.

As a public service, the preliminary physical mapping and genomic sequence assembly data generated in a number of projects listed below are being made available prior to scientific publication. We aim to balance the aim of providing early public access with the desire of contributing scientists to reserve a reasonable period of time to publish results without concerns about potential preemption by other groups. This pre-publication data are preliminary and may contain errors. Our policy is that early release should aid the progress of science. By accessing these data, you agree not to publish any articles containing analyses on a whole genome or chromosome scale prior to publication by us and/or our agreed collaborators of a comprehensive genome analyses (reserved analyses) using the provided data.

Reserved analyses include the identification of complete (whole genome) sets of genomic features such as genes, gene families, regulatory elements, repeat structures, GC content, or any other genome feature, and whole-genome- or chromosome-scale comparisons with other species. The projected time line for completion of our analysis is the end of 2011. Scientific users are free to publish papers dealing with specific genes or small sets of genes using the draft sequencing data.

The data may be freely downloaded and used by all who respect the restrictions in the previous paragraphs. While still under embargo, sequence assembly data and physical mapping information should not be redistributed or repackaged without written permission from the principle investigators of the respective projects. We prefer that potential users of this data contact the principle investigators (Nils Stein, IPK Gatersleben and Klaus Mayer, PGSB Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich) with their plans to ensure that proposed usage of sequence data are not Reserved Analyses.

Barley genomic data accessible via this website was mainly generated in frame of the projects GABI-BARLEX (German Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF), BARCODE (DFG, BBSRC, MIUR), TriticeaeGenome (EU-FP7) by the following project partners:
Physical map & HICF incl. BAC libraries, PCR-based anchoring of physical map, 454 sequencing of chromosomes, Illumina whole genome shotgun sequencing, BACend sequencing, sequence assembly and data integration // Nils Stein, Uwe Scholz: Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Matthias Platzer: Leibniz-Institute for Age Research - Fritz-Lipmann-Institute (FLI), Frank Ordon: Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants - Julius Kuehn Institute (JKI), Klaus Mayer: PGSB, Helmholtz-Center Munich (all Germany)

BACend sequencing, array-based anchoring of gene-information to chromosomes and BAC addresses // Robbie Waugh: Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), Dundee, UK

Flow-sorting of barley chromosomes // Jaroslav Dolezel: Institute of Experimental Botany IEB), (Czech Republic)

BACend sequencing // Michele Morgante: University of Udine, Italy // Rod Wing: Arizona Genomics Institute (AGI), AZ, USA

Identification of 83,000 gene-containing BAC clones, anchoring of Illumina SNP markers (BOPA1 & BOPA2) to BAC clones // Tim J. Close: University of California Riverside (UCR), CA, USA

BAC libraries for HICF analysis // Peter Langridge: Australian Center of Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Adelaide, Australia