Accurate and reliable measurements are one of the foundations of commerce. JIMB's standards for biology get everyone on the same page.
The Genome in a Bottle (GIAB) consortium develops reference materials, methods, and data to assess the accuracy of genome sequencing. GIAB makes it possible to know that human genome sequencing is reported accurately.
The Minimum Information Standard for Engineered Organism Experiments (MIEO) identifies experimental factors that affect the growth and productivity of engineered organisms in small-scale experiments. MIEO enables reproducible performance of engineered organisms and parts across space, time, and conditions of use.
The Synthetic Biology Standards Consortium (SBSC) brings together private companies, academic researchers, and public entities to develop the metrology infrastructure to support a fully integrated, global synthetic biology enterprise, enabling coordination of labor and drive economic growth.
The External RNA Controls Consortium (ERCC) builds the measurement assurance tools needed to support reproducible gene expression measurements. ERCC partners from industry, government, and academia develop RNA spike-in controls and establish analytical methods for bringing reproducible gene expression measurements into routine, high-quality practice.