Data Usage Policy: Glycine max and Glycine soja germplasm genome sequences


As a public service, the researchers who have sequenced the genomes of Glycine max and Glycine soja germplasm are making these genome resequencing data available before scientific publication according to the Ft. Lauderdale Accord ( This project, "Large Scale Sequencing of Germplasm to Develop Genomic Resources for Soybean ImprovementÓ is being funded by the United Soybean Board, and three private companies: Bayer CropScience, DOW AgroSciences, LLC, and Monsanto. For public access, we are making these data sets available through SoyBase prior to peer-reviewed publication. We are making these data available with the expectation and desire to publish these data in a reasonable time without preemption by other groups. By accessing these data, you agree not to publish any articles containing analyses of genes or genomic data on a whole genome or chromosome scale prior to publication by the PGC and/or its collaborators of a comprehensive genome analysis ("Reserved Analyses"). "Reserved analyses" include the identification of complete (whole genome) sets of genomic features such as genes, gene families, regulatory elements, repeat structures, GC content, or any other genome feature, and whole-genome- or chromosome-scale comparisons with other species including other soybean species and cultivars. For specific questions about data use, please send your inquiry to Dr. Henry Nguyen,


If you will be employing these data for non-reserved analyses, such as cloning a gene of interest, designing mapping panels or to analyze a gene family etc., please reference the "Large scale soybean genome re-sequencing consortium, pre-publication" in your provisional citation.


These data may be freely downloaded and used by all who respect the restrictions in the previous paragraphs. The genome sequence information should not be redistributed or repackaged without permission. Any redistribution of these data during the embargo period should carry this notice: "The University of Missouri provides these data in good faith, but makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any purpose for which these data are used." Once the sequences are moved to unreserved status, these data will be freely available for any subsequent use. If you wish to use these data, please contact Dr. Henry Nguyen,, and/or Babu Valliyodan, with your plans, to ensure that the proposed usage of sequence data is not a Reserved Analysis.


Project Investigators:

Henry T. Nguyen,

Babu Valliyodan,

Dong Xu,

Trupti Joshi,

Qijian Song,

Steven Cannon,

Dave Edwards,