Outreach and online training services at the Saccharomyces Genome Database

Database (Oxford). 2017 Jan 1;2017(1):bax002. doi: 10.1093/database/bax002.


The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD; www.yeastgenome.org ), the primary genetics and genomics resource for the budding yeast S. cerevisiae , provides free public access to expertly curated information about the yeast genome and its gene products. As the central hub for the yeast research community, SGD engages in a variety of social outreach efforts to inform our users about new developments, promote collaboration, increase public awareness of the importance of yeast to biomedical research, and facilitate scientific discovery. Here we describe these various outreach methods, from networking at scientific conferences to the use of online media such as blog posts and webinars, and include our perspectives on the benefits provided by outreach activities for model organism databases.

Database url: http://www.yeastgenome.org.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / education*
  • Blogging
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Fungal*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*