RNAseq Read Alignment Assessment (RGASP) Round 3 is Launched

The RNAseq genome annotation assessment project was launched in 2005 to assess the current progress of automatic gene building using RNAseq as its primary dataset.

While the two previous RGASP challenges evaluated computational methods used to estimate gene and transcript activity, RGASP 3 will evaluate methods used to map RNA-seq reads to reference genomes and annotated transcripts.

The principal aim of the RGASP3 project is to allow a fair evaluation of different analysis methods within the community generating high-quality RNASeq read alignments that can be used for efficient transcriptome characterization (transcript discovery and quantitation).