Workgroup Guidelines

As of March 8, 2016

Approval of Workgroup Proposal

An analytical proposal forms the basis for a workgroup. This proposal should include an estimate of the computational needs of the project. After the proposal is submitted to the Contact PI (Joseph Buxbaum) and Project Coordinator (Jessica Brownfeld) of the ASC, it is submitted to the Statistical Analysis Committee (Leads:  Bernie Devlin, Kathryn Roeder, Mark Daly) and/or the Samples and Phenotypes Committee (Leads: Ed Cook, Michael Gill, Catalina Betancur). After approval by one or both of these Committees, the proposal is submitted to the Executive Committee for final approval. Then, the proposal is presented to the entire ASC membership and any interested party can join.


Conducting Workgroup Analyses

Workgroups have access to all ASC data (fully cleaned and called) through the ASC Bioinformatic Hub to conduct the proposed analyses. In order to be compliant with all rules and regulations surrounding ASC data, all analyses must occur on the ASC Hub. The groups hold calls once or twice per month, present results and progress of the ongoing analyses to the entire ASC on several occasions, and develop a manuscript.


The leads arrange for a recurring call time coordinated by Jessica Brownfeld. In addition, the leads work with Jessica to set up a listserv hosted at Mount Sinai (i.e.,


Estimates of computational time should be updated after running the pipeline on a pilot sample set.



Authorship for workgroup products was proposed by the Membership and Authorship Committee and agreed to by the Coordinating Committee. The author lists of papers arising from ASC workgroups are comprised of the active members of the workgroup, with the ASC as a banner author. If it is the first time a sample set is being referred to in a publication, then all investigators associated with said sample set will be listed as headline authors. The order of authors is at the discretion of the workgroup leads, following standard academic practices.