Global Microbial Identifier initiative

The Global Microbial Identifier pathogen tracking initiative (GMI) develops a global resource of sequence data for identification and diagnostics of pathogenic organisms and infectious diseases. A worldwide network of shared genomic information for bacterial, viral, and parasitic microorganisms can be used widely, from establishing a global disease outbreak detection system to personalised medicine.


The European Nucleotide Archive works closely with the GMI initiative on development of a pathogen surveillance metadata checklist for standardised submission of high-throughput genome-scale surveys of pathogens in clinical, animal and environmental samples.

More information on pathogen surveillance sequence data submission to the ENA can be foundĀ here.