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Bioschemas for lifesciences Community Group

Bioschemas aims to improve data interoperability in life sciences. It does this by encouraging people in the life sciences to use schema.org markup, so that their websites and services contain consistently structured information. This structured information then makes it easier to discover, collate and analyse distributed data. The main outcome of the Bioschemas community group will be a collection of specifications that provide guidelines to facilitate a more consistent adoption of schema.org markup within the life sciences.

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ELIXIR Implementation Study Agreement Meeting

Dates: 24-26 May 2017

Venue: Genome campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, UK

Agenda: Meeting Notes

The ELIXIR Bioschemas project has 4 stages: planning, agreement, adoption and implementation. The topic of this second meeting is agreement. Below you can find a preliminary list of objectives. Feel free to comment. We will reshape and improve the agenda within the next weeks so your feedback is very welcome.

  • Get an update of outcomes and agreements from the last meeting
  • Present progress made so far including preliminary schemas
  • Finish the mapping, definition of use cases and specification
  • Define the relationship among proposed data types
  • Publish first version of the proposed bioschemas content types
  • Agree on action plan for implementing the provisional agreement
  • Discuss Bioschemas activities for 2018

Call for Participation in Bioschemas for lifesciences Community Group

The Bioschemas for lifesciences Community Group has been launched:


Bioschemas aims to improve data interoperability in life sciences. It does this by encouraging people in the life sciences to use schema.org markup, so that their websites and services contain consistently structured information. This structured information then makes it easier to discover, collate and analyse distributed data. The main outcome of the Bioschemas community group will be a collection of specifications that provide guidelines to facilitate a more consistent adoption of schema.org markup within the life sciences.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2017-02-17 by Alasdair Gray. The following people supported its creation: Alasdair Gray, Hervé Ménager, Ian Sillitoe, Alejandra Gonzalez Beltran, Dan Bolser, Giuseppe Profiti, Michel Dumontier. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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