This successful series of five workshops (the fifth still to be held in 2012) was developed to fulfil one of the primary aims of the initiative, which was to bring together historians and archivists with geneticists and thus to foster closer links and collaborations. The archive details both the contents and the progress made.
The first workshop, held in Birmingham UK in 2003, was a single day meeting, attached, like the others, to the annual meeting of the European Society of Medical Genetics and funded by Wellcome Trust. The second, in 2005, was held in Mendel’s Abbey St. Thomas, Brno, Czech Republic, the third in Barcelona and the fourth in Gothenburg. Taken as a whole, this section of the archive gives a rather complete picture of the programmes, abstracts and participants.