Open Working Groups
The HuBMAP Consortium currently has three open working groups that anyone can join. Working group meetings are open to the public and are listed on our calendar. The working groups also have charters which govern the purpose and goals of each group, and outline their stakeholders and key membership. The consortium encourages anyone who is interested in learning more about these areas to join a working group meeting - there is no minimum requirement. More details on each group can be found below.
Cell Atlas Visualization & User Experience
The goal of the VUE working group is to advance visualization and user experience work in the context of single-cell, bioimaging, spatial omics, and cell atlas portals. Monthly meetings will feature presentations on user experience and data visualization work taking place in various cell atlas consortia and other relevant work. The target audience for this group is researchers, designers, and engineers interested in designing, implementing, and evaluating data visualization and user experience approaches for single-cell data, bioimaging data, spatial omics data, and cell atlas portals. Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at 11 AM Eastern.
For more information and to sign up to receive announcements and calendar invites, complete this sign-up form for VUE WG.
ASCT + B
This working group aims to address cross-consortium needs for unified terminology and ontology references for anatomical structures (AS), cell types (CT), and biomarkers (B; e.g., gene, protein, lipid, or metabolic markers) that are used to uniquely identify specific CTs. In addition to developing nomenclature for AS, CT, and B, the ASCT+B tables capture information on what Bs are used to uniquely identify which CTs and what CTs exist in which ASs. Monthly meetings bring ASCT+B authors, reviewers, and users together as well as ontology experts to update, review, and approve tables; link tables to existing ontologies; formalize and unify table design language; and expand table usage.
For more information about how to join this open working group, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affinity Reagent Imaging
For more information on how to join this working group, email: