GREEKC was a COST Action dedicated to the construction of a high quality and interoperable Knowledge Commons that covers the area of Gene Regulation information. Key players in the field of biocuration, database management and computational biology collaborated with Knowledge Commons users, both at the European level (the COST Action) and globally (the Gene Regulation Consortium – GRECO).
For more about the commons, see this link.
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities. It allows researchers, engineers, and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research-intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area. The COST Association, an international not-for-profit association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing, and implementation functions necessary for the operation of the framework. The COST Association has currently 38 Member Countries and 1 Cooperating Member.