AgBioData is a consortium of people working at agricultural biological databases, data archives and knowledgebases who strives to identify common issues in database development, curation, and management, with the goal of creating database products that are more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). Currently, there are over 150 people from 30 different databases and resources within the AgBioData consortium. We strive to promote authentic, detailed and accurate communication between all parties involved in scientific data.
For all agriculturally database personnel, we recommend joining the AgBioData consortium, attending the monthly conference call seminars, joining a working group, and working with your counterparts in other databases. A little time invested now in working together and applying common standards can save a lot of time later and prevent duplicated efforts in the development of tools and resources.