The AGR had a strong presence at the 2016 Genetics Society of American meeting in Orlando, Florida. Here is the post from the GSA blog:
An Alliance of Genome Resources has been formed to provide better support for the biological sciences via an integration of shared data, standardization of data models and interfaces, and unified outreach to researchers, educators and the public. The initial members of the Alliance are the Gene Ontology Consortium and six model organism databases: Saccharomyces Genome Database, WormBase, FlyBase, Zebrafish Model Organism Database, Mouse Genome Database and Rat Genome Database. The integration of these projects will not decrease the types of data, tools and community support that are currently provided by these resources but rather will provide the best displays and tools currently in use and allow us to efficiently develop new tools in a collaborative manner. As we move toward deeper integration of our content and software we will provide easy-to-use cross-organism queries of the extensive data available in the component resources. Also, future integration of other resources will benefit all biologists.
The Alliance of Genome Resources will continue the tradition of these community resources by enabling researchers to leverage the published results and datasets from well-studied organisms for their daily research. By integrating high-quality expertly curated information, the Alliance will continue to provide researchers access to data, information and knowledge found in published and publicly available sources that would require many lifetimes to assemble.