The Earth HoloGenome Initiative aims to promote, facilitate, coordinate and standardise hologenomic research on animal-microbiota systems worldwide
Generate paired animal genomic and microbial metagenomic data of wild organisms worldwide
Create an interdisciplinary network of field biologists, (meta)genomicists, microbiologists and data scientists
Standardise and optimise sampling, preservation and laboratory methods to enable reproducible and comparable research based on open resources
Create a transparent biobank and database to enhance data generation and analysis efficiency
EHI is built on the strong convinction that collaboration, rather than competition, is the way to creating groundbreaking science
We firmly believe that all procedures, results and knowledge must be openly accessible for everyone
We defend that all management and research procedures, as well as project-development status and sample/data availability must be fully transparent
including mammalogists, ornithologists and herpetologists have joined the EHI network
are so far represented in the EHI network
The EHI network expects to gather samples of many vertebrate species
have been already distributed around the world to collect samples following standardised procedures
- ARE YOU A NATURALIST WHO OFTEN SAMPLES ANIMALS?
- ARE YOU A RESEARCHER RUNNING POPULATION GENOMICS STUDIES ON VERTEBRATES?
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FIELD WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO A MAJOR RESEARCH INITIATIVE?
Learn more about the different options to participate in the Earth HoloGenome Initiative and do not hesitate to contact us if you are willing to contribute.