We had our 3rd GFANZ AGM on Saturday morning. I made some changes to the format this year in an effort to bring some new things to the group and make it a bit more interesting. We had a discussion about the Indigenous Genomics Institute lead by Lisa Warbrick. We also had about an hour long conversation with my old friend Peter Schweitzer.
One of our principles at GFANZ is sharing information as broadly as possible. We recorded the video conference of the discussion with Peter and published it the next day. This is that video.
This is in the United States. We could certainly do something similar here in Aotearoa. In fact, this is what we (GFANZ and Catalyst Cloud) have been doing with our public bioinformatics platform. Unfortunately, our University and CRI researchers suffer under a type of vendor lock in foisted on them by the very people who are supposed to be serving them.