BioSharing - Mapping the Landscape of Standards in the Life Sciences

May 23, 2016
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members
Peter McQuilton, PhD - BioSharing Content Lead, Oxford eResearch Centre

A short webinar on the BioSharing Information Resource, a curated, searchable portal of interrelated data standards, databases and policies in the life, environmental and biomedical sciences. BioSharing is a rapidly growing database covering three resources - standards, databases and data policies. Started in 2011, as an evolution of the successful MIBBI portal, BioSharing currently contains over 1,300 interrelated records, allowing users to discover the databases that implement a standard, monitor the evolution of a standard/database, and find the policies that recommend the use of a particular database or standard.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this live webinar, the viewer should be better able to:

  • Understand the complexity of the standards landscape and its dynamic nature
  • Learn how to navigate and select a content standard, or to find the databases that implements them
  • Discover how to contribute to this resource, adding to the information available for users to make an informed decision

Speaker Information

Dr. Peter McQuilton, PhD - BioSharing Content Lead, Oxford e-Research Centre

Peter McQuilton, PhD is the content lead for the BioSharing Information resources project. Following a PhD in fruitfly brain development, he worked for over 10 years on FlyBase, the premier database for genes and genomes in the fruitfly. He joined the BioSharing project in 2015 and is motivated by the desire to make data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable., housing registries on data standards, databases and data policies in the life sciences is central to fulfilling this aim.