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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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Call for Participation in Bioschemas for lifesciences Community Group

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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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