We would like to invite all of you to review a report generated as a result of the NIH BD2K workshop "Frameworks for Community-based Standards Efforts", held last year.
The workshop aimed at gaining a clearer understanding of the community-based data and metadata standards efforts, in particular, and how NIH might best relate to them. In this report the authors, who are the lead organizers and co-chairs, elaborate on the findings and indicate future directions.
In conjunction with related efforts already under way at NIH, including the development of a Data Discovery Index Consortium (bioCADDIE: http://biocaddie.org), the final document will assist the NIH Office of the Associate Director (ADDS) to help move forward the NIH BD2K vision on how data, metadata and other digital research products can interact and work with each other.
We invite all users, software developers and publishers to review our report. Please, post comments by January 20, 2015.
The link to the report is: http://www.communitybasedstandards.org
On behalf of the organizing committee and the participants, thank you for your assistance!
Michael F. Huerta (NIH National Library of Medicine)
Leslie K. Derr (NIH Office of Strategic Coordination Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives)
Susanna-Assunta Sansone (University of Oxford, Oxford e-Research Centre)
David N. Kennedy (Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center)