The STORMS Consortium was established in 2020 to develop the STORMS reporting guidelines. STORMS was initiated through funding by that National Cancer Institute 1U01CA230551 Exploiting public metagenomic data to uncover cancer-microbiome relationships (to the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, PI: Levi Waldron, Co-Investigators Heidi Jones, Jennifer Dowd, Curtis Huttenhower, Nicola Segata). The checklist was initially informed by efforts to standardize key information from hundreds of published microbiome studies in order to identify studies employing comparable methods or reporting similar results. 

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The STORMS Consortium

(alphabetical by institution and last name)

Core Team

City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

  • Heidi Jones
  • Chloe Mirzayi
  • Levi Waldron

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

  • Curtis Huttenhower

University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

  • Audrey Renson

University of Oxford

  • Jennifer Dowd

University of Trento, Center for Integrative Biology

  • Nicola Segata

Consortium Members

For a full and up-to-date list of STORMS Consortium Members, please see the “Consortium Members” tab of the STORMS Spreadsheet.