[EVENT] 2024 - MInAS ancient DNA metadata standards development

Dear all,

We are happy to confirm that the one-day hybrid MInAS Development Event will be held on the 13th June 2024 between 10:00-18:00 CEST.

The MInAS project aims to develop standardised metadata reporting schemes of ancient DNA samples and sequencing data via community-based consensus and training.

This one-day online/hybrid event will involve:

  • Introductory presentations of the project
  • Group-development of the next version of the MInAS checklist (v0.2.0)
  • Generation of additional discipline-specific ancient DNA metadata checklists
  • Training on how to give checklist feedback sessions to other groups / reading MIxS or MInAS checklists
  • Planning and strategy discussion of the project

The event will be online using Zoom, and for those who can make it in-person in Copenhagen, Denmark.

If you’re interested in joining online (whole day), please email info@mixs-minas.org for the Zoom link, with the following details

  • your name
  • preferred email address
  • affiliation
  • main research focus
  • whether you will join online or online and in-person

For those interested in joining in-person (afternoon-only due to room availability), please send the details as above to the mailing list to get the morning Zoom link. For the afternoon, please meet us at 13:00 by the Meteorite at the entrance of the Natural History Museum of Denmark (Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K)

Kind Regards, James (on behalf of the MInAS Team)