The Seventh International Biocuration Conference is organized in collaboration with the International Society for Biocuration (ISB). If you are not already a member of the Society, we encourage you to join today and save $100 off the registration fee.

To join the ISB, please visit this link.

Early registration, which provides you with a lower registration cost (see below) ends on March 11, 2014. Registrations can be cancelled for CDN $50 until March 11, 2014.

The deadline for registration is March 24, 2014.


The registration fee covers:

  • Attendance at all sessions and workshop/tutorials;
  • Three lunches;
  • Coffee/refreshments during breaks and poster sessions.

Registration typeRegistration up to March 11, 2014Registration beginning March 12, 2014
Non-academic ISB member$600 $700
Non-academic non-member$700 $800
Academic ISB member$350 $450
Academic non-member$450 $550
Student ISB member$150 $250
Student non-member$250 $350

Please note that accommodations are not included. Registration fees are in Canadian dollars plus HST (13 per cent).

Payment is in Canadian dollars and can be made using one of the payment methods below.

Please address any questions to Patricia Falzon, Manager, Events, OICR at with the subject line ISB2014-Registration.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Formatting your poster to fit the dimensions below will ensure that adequate space will be provided for your poster and those of other attendees.

Poster guidelines

  • The dimension of the poster board is 121 cm (48 inches) in width and 121 cm (48 inches) in height;
  • Push pins will be provided to hang posters;
  • Poster boards will be numbered and you will be assigned a number and room location for your poster in the program book;
  • Posters may be put up at the assigned location starting Monday, April 7 at 7:30 a.m.;
  • Posters must be removed by Tuesday, April 8 at 8 p.m.

Poster judging and awards

Posters will be viewed and judged by a poster committee. Two poster awards will be given out at the end of the conference.

Abstract Submission (Now closed)

The Seventh International Biocuration Conference is a unique event for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community. To this end the organizers invite you to submit your work for inclusion in the meeting. A subset of poster abstracts will be selected for platform presentation during the conference.

Submit your abstract for presentation (poster or talks only) via this link:

Once logged in, you will be directed to a page with menu tabs on the top. To start the submission process, please click on the 'Submission' tab, which will take you to the submission form. Please follow the guidelines on the submission form. The title and the abstract should be entered in plain text and should not contain HTML elements. The abstract should be written in an unstructured format. Separate sections for Background, Materials and Methods, etc., are not needed. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

To characterize your submission, authors should type in keywords (one per line), and select one relevant topic session.

In the 'Upload Paper' section at the bottom of the submission form, please tick the box 'Abstract Only'.

When the form is adequately filled out, please press the 'Submit' button, which appears at the end of the submission form. You will receive an email from the conference "EasyChair" stating that your submission was successful. This email is solely a notification that EasyChair for ISB2014 has received the abstract.