Standards

Standards

Currently EMBL-ABR is conducting a SURVEY on Standards in Australia Biosciences: on awareness and adoption, please see here.

Standards, which here encompasses also “interoperability”, are a key area for EMBL-ABR.

EMBL-ABR has two key collaborations, with biosharing.org for databases and policies, and as part of BioSchemas.org for data formats and in particular development of a biochema for bioinformatics tools.

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In the life, environmental and biomedical science there are almost a thousand standards and several thousands databases, designed to assist the virtuous data cycle, from collection to annotation, through preservation and publication to subsequent sharing and reuse.
However, end users of such databases can find it difficult to identify which may be most relevant, according to their specific need. Whether you are a researcher, standard/database developer, funder, journal editor, librarian, or data manager, BioSharing can help you understand which standards and databases are mature and appropriate to your use case. By mapping the relationships between standards and the databases that implement them, or the policies that recommend them, BioSharing enables you to make an informed decision as to which standard or database to use or endorse.

Whether you are a researcher, standard/database developer, funder, journal editor, librarian or data manager, BioSharing can help you understand which standards are mature and appropriate to your use case. By mapping the relationships between standards and the databases that implement them, or the policies that recommend them, BioSharing enables you to make an informed decision as to which standard or database to use or endorse.” Susanna Sansone

EMBL-ABR is currently collaborating with BioSharing to produce a “Collection” of standards, databases and policies in Bioinformatics relevant to Australia life scientists and medical researchers.

Read more about BioSharing and what it means for Australia in news item from 18 August 2016.

Explore BioSharing here!

 

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An important initiative involving several large-scale bioinformatics initiatives around the world is working on a solution, BioSchemas, which aims to extend the existing schema.org system to focus on biological data. EMBL-ABR is part of the BioSchemas effort, and currently involved in the BioSchemas Tool Group, for the development of a schema for Tools.
Find more information here.

 

Contact

For more information about the EMBL-ABR Standards Key Area, please contact Saravanan Dayalan, Standards Coordinator.