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Re: The Elsevier Grand Challenge--Open Health Tools Academic Outreach

From: Dan Russler <dan.russler@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 10:13:36 -0400
Message-ID: <48455190.9070506@oracle.com>
To: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
CC: Susie M Stephens <STEPHENS_SUSIE_M@lilly.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, Skip McGaughey <skip@openhealthtools.org>
Thanks, Susie,

We've identified that computer science, engineering, and domain-specific 
students in Health Sciences IT (basic research, clinical trials, patient 
care) should be learning more modern skills (that includes web ontology 
skills) as noted in the Academic Outreach Project. I would love to see 
some academic centers with strong web ontology skills enter the Academic 
Outreach Project and help develop the tooling, courseware, etc that can 
be used by other academic centers.

Thoughts?

Dan

Susie Stephens wrote:

> Thanks Dan. I wasn't aware of Open Health Tools at all previously, and 
> it's very interesting.
>  
> Susie
>
>  
> On 6/2/08, Dan Russler <dan.russler@oracle.com 
> <mailto:dan.russler@oracle.com>> wrote:
>
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>     Hi Susie,
>
>     This Challenge looks great.
>
>     Open Health Tools is working on a challenge grant for Health
>     Sciences as well...Perhaps there are ways to learn from each of
>     these kinds of activities?
>
>     Here is the link to Open Health Tools and its Academic Outreach
>     Project...
>
>     www.openhealthtools.org <http://www.openhealthtools.org/>  >>>
>     Charter Projects >>> Academic Outreach Project >>>>Educational Stream
>
>     Regards,
>
>     Dan
>
>     Susie M Stephens wrote:
>
>         Some of you may be interested in the Elsevier Grand Challenge (
>         http://www.elseviergrandchallenge.com/).
>
>
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>          The Elsevier Grand Challenge:  Knowledge Enhancement in the Life
>          Sciences is a contest created to improve the way scientific
>         information
>          is communicated and used. The contest invites members of the
>         scientific
>          community to describe and prototype a tool to improve the
>         interpretation
>          and identification of meaning in (online) journals and text
>         databases
>          relating to the life sciences.  Specifically we are looking
>         for new ways
>          to:
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>          1. improve the process/methods/results of creating, reviewing and
>          editing scientific content
>          2. interpret, visualize or connect the knowledge more
>         effectively,
>          and/or
>          3. provide tools/ideas for measuring the impact of these
>         improvements.
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>          While the traditional functions of peer-review, quality control,
>          dissemination and archiving remain at the heart of scientific
>          publishing, it is clear that new technologies are creating
>         opportunities
>          to facilitate interpretation of data. In initiating the
>         Elsevier Grand
>          Challenge, we hope to interact with the scientific community
>         to discuss
>          changing modes of publishing and knowledge sharing with
>         innovative
>          groups who are interested in changing the way science is
>         published. The
>          objective is to generate useful new ideas that could have a
>         widespread
>          impact on scientific publishing in general.
>
>         Cheers,
>
>         Susie
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