The AIRR-C Communications Subcommittee is responsible for communicating activities of the AIRR-C to both the AIRR Community and the general research community.
An increasing amount of AIRR-seq data is being generated by a growing number of institutions both from academic and industry that are not connected, tied to or even aware of the AIRR Community. Even those who are aware of the AIRR Community (AIRR-C), but new to the field, try to find, often to no avail, information and “how-tos” on AIRR-seq experiments including wetlab protocols, computational data processing and analysis strategies and overall “best practices”. Furthermore, experience of AIRR-C members at conferences has shown, that due to a lack of informational material, it is not trivial to provide a quick and convincing introduction into our work and agenda. The communication gap that exists between AIRR-C and to non-AIRR-C affiliated groups requires, therefore, the formation of a Communication Subcommittee (SC) of which the purpose is:
- Outreach to non-AIRRC members
- To provide a landing page to non-members;
- To support AIRR-C members with material to facilitate introduction to the work of the AIRR-C and facilitate knowledge transfer;
- To upgrade our internet presence that caters to a larger audience (social media, tutorials, open protocols, freely available tools);
- To coordinate all means of communication from, to and within the AIRR-C;
- To support and advertise the meetings of the AIRR-C;
- To increase the reach of the AIRR-C in a dynamic and forward-leading way, backed up by the continuous feedback of and to Executive SC and the Working Groups.
Further work of the AIRR-C Communication SC will include the generation of a landing page for all future stakeholders and investigators. We aim to provide introductory information, contacts, tutorials and protocols to conduct successful AIRR-seq experiments.
Victor Greiff (Co-leader; University of Oslo, Norway)
Jean-Philippe “JP” Bürckert (Co-leader; BISC Global Inc., USA)
Chaim Schramm (Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, USA)
Jamie Scott (Simon Fraser University, Canada)