To harness the potential of microbiome science across the broad range of relevant disciplines, new approaches to data infrastructure and transdisciplinary collaboration are necessary. The National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC) is a new initiative to support microbiome data exploration and discovery through a collaborative, integrative data science ecosystem.
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Brazilian Microbiome Project: www.brmicrobiome.org
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NMDC metadata schema: https://github.com/microbiomedata/nmdc-metadata
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Wood-Charlson, E.M., Anubhav, Auberry, D. et al. The National Microbiome Data Collaborative: enabling microbiome science. Nat Rev Microbiol 18, 313–314 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41579-020-0377-0
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