WP2: Standardization of cell migration data and metadata

WP2 will establish community standards in the field of cell migration. This objective consists of five goals.

  1. Creation of a cell migration standardization organization (CMSO) devoted to organizing the standardization process, including the organization of workshops and the public review of the proposed standards following a set procedure. All further goals will be pursued within the context of this organization.
  2. Definition of minimal reporting requirements for cell migration data.
  3. Analysis of existing controlled vocabularies (CVs) for re-use, and where necessary creation of a novel CV and/or extension of existing CV.
  4. Development of a relevant data format standard for the field that adheres to the minimal reporting requirements, and that makes use of the appropriate CVs for data annotation.
  5. Maintenance and update of the created standards, well beyond the project lifetime.