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Welcome to the FORCE11 BioCADDIE Community Engagement Working Group
The goal of this working group is to engage a broad community of stakeholders in the development of a biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Ecosystem (bioCADDIE). The data discovery index (DDI) enabled through bioCADDIE is to do for data what PubMed (and PubMed Central) did for the literature.
BioCADDIE was funded by the US National Institute of Health as part of their Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program to determine how NIH should be moving forward in the creation of a Data Discovery Index (DDI) that will help promote data sharing and reuse by making data findable, accessable, interoperable and reusable (FAIR-see other FORCE11 working group!). The Center is hosted at UCSD and led by Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado. But in recognition of the unique breadth and depth of expertise in FORCE11, we were asked to help lead the community engagement activities for this important undertaking. We will be using this working group to help determine key issues in the creation of a DDI, e.g., what identifier systems should be used, how would a system for data citation be established. Many of the FORCE11 community are already engaged in relevant activities, whether inside or outside of biomedicine, and we'd like to bring them to the attention of BioCADDIE.
Update: March, 2015
As the bioCADDIE project and BD2K program has evolved, the scope of the original project has changed. In response to requirements from the NIH, bioCADDIE has created a new organizational structure and a new set of deliverables. The core bioCADDIE team was asked to produce a white paper that outlined these changes, with the end goal to produce a working prototype. The white paper made extensive use of materials that were contributed by this Working Group that defined the major issues and approaches that could be taken. This White Paper is now available for comment. The White Paper is meant to be a living document that will incorporate feedback to produce new project plans as the project proceeds.
How can the community contribute to bioCADDIE?
As outlined in the White Paper, there are opportunities for FORCE11 members to participate in working groups and pilot projects over the course of the project. Users will be needed to test the system as it evolves. bioCADDIE also encourages members of the community who have existing systems, tools and approaches for data discovery across any domain to present a webinar in the monthly webinar series. If you are interested in any of these activities, please contact bioCADDIE.