The first and most extensive alliance of industry and academic organizations in DNA data storage that came together to help address the world's exponentially growing demand for archival storage.
The DNA Data Storage Alliance was formed in October 2020 by Illumina, Microsoft, Twist Bioscience and Western Digital. Our mission is to create and promote an interoperable storage ecosystem based on DNA as a data storage medium.
Our initial aim is to educate the public and raise awareness about this emerging technology and its vast power to preserve our digital legacy. In addition, as the methods of commercially viable DNA storage become better understood, the Alliance will consider recommending the creation of specifications and standards (e.g., encoding, reliability, retention, file systems) which enable end-users to add interoperable DNA-based storage solutions to their existing storage hierarchies. The Alliance does not certify or endorse specific products or applications.
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Who are the existing members?
Is there a cost associated with being a member of the Alliance?
Membership is currently free.
What are members expected to do?
Members are invited to collaboratively create and promote the digital data storage ecosystem based on DNA. Members are expected to actively participate in the alliance activities and contribute from their area of expertise.