This workshop represents the first chance to discuss how the Excelerate task 10.3 should be implemented. What do we consider important and want to focus on? The task description mentions a collaboration with WP6 on marine organisms and with WP8 on plants. A development of web services to facilitate interaction of users with genomic data is also mentioned. We need to find technical solutions for these issues, but also make sure there are groups responsible to makes these things a reality.