The smartAPI is a BD2K interoperability pilot to ease the burden of authoring good metadata for web-based Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) so that they become easier to discover and reuse. This 1-year pilot project will examine ways to generate smarter (machine-actionable) descriptions of APIs with intelligent, ontology-aware metadata... Read More
The NCBO BioPortal project has implemented several features that support Value Set artifacts needed for the CEDAR program. The Value Sets provide a user-friendly way to search, create, and modify controlled collections of terms that can be used to satisfy entries in CEDAR templates.
This feature represents a significant change for the BioPortal... Read More
The biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Index Ecosystem, or bioCADDIE, has been working to define a set of metadata specifications that support intended capabilities of the NIH BD2K Data Discovery Index (DDI) prototype, which is now being designed by the bioCADDIE Core Development Team. Now bioCADDIE's Working Group 3: Descriptive Metadata... Read More
Biomedical Computational Review has reported on NIH launch of their united ecosystem for Big Data. Katharine Miller reports that last year, under the leadership of Francis Collins, MD, PhD, the NIH stepped up to take on that challenge by announcing the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, a wide-ranging plan to enhance biomedical researchers’... Read More
Melissa Healy from the Los Angeles Times reported the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $32 million in grants to make extensive biomedical data sets available to researchers across the globe.
Of the 12 “centers of excellence”, Stanford University's Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR) will attempt to provide a large... Read More