Community Consultation

HGVS nomenclature falls under the responsibility of HUGO’s (HGVS Variant Nomenclature Committee (HVNC)), formerly known as the Sequence Variant Description Working Group (SVD-WG). The HVNC handles requests to change or extend HGVS nomenclature operating according to a charter defining its activities which includes a Community Consultation step. Any proposal made by the HVNC will be published on this web page. When published, the proposal is open for comments for a 2-month period. Everybody interested is asked to study the proposal and send comments, positive or negative, to the HVNC. Comments to proposals should be addressed to “Varnomen @”, Subject: HVNCxxx (xxx the proposal number, e.g. HVNC-011).

To ensure you do not miss a new proposal please register for e-mail notification). Those registered will also receive notification when the HGVS nomenclature version number changes. The latest version of the HGVS recommendations can be found at the Versioning page.