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Re: HCLS Mission Statement

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:34:04 -0400
To: Tim Clark <tim_clark@harvard.edu>
Cc: Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1306856044.1888.4071.camel@dbooth-laptop>
It might be good to use the term "semantic" or "semantic web" somewhere
in it.

David


On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 14:28 -0400, Tim Clark wrote:
> Helena, 
> 
> This is a very nice start.  I have made some suggested editorial
> changes below.  
> 
> HCLS Mission Statement - Revised DRAFT
> 
> The mission of the W3C Health Care and Life Science Interest Group is
> to enable the most rapid, scalable, interdisciplinary solution of
> critical problems in Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLS) using
> web-based data-driven approaches.  
> 
> We do this by proposing and developing Web interoperability standards
> applicable to the HCLS domains, based on real-life requirements for
> Web-based support of scientific and clinical activities, and a vision
> of 21st century research in biology and medicine in which the Web
> plays an integral part.   
> 
> HCLS-IG actively supports the in-depth practical involvement of
> researchers in basic, clinical and translational science, and other
> domain experts, in development of these standards, through outreach
> activities, including requirements and scenario formulation,
> tutorials, ontology development, low-level demos, workshops and
> publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
> 
> Best
> 
> Tim
> 
> Tim Clark
> Director of Informatics, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
> Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
> 65 Landsdowne St, 2nd floor
> Cambridge MA 02139 USA
> +1 617-947-7098 
> 
> 
> On May 27, 2011, at 7:10 PM, Helena Deus wrote:
> 
> > Dear HCLS, 
> > This is a primer for a mission statement for the next charter of HCLS. Of course, it is inspired by the previous charter's HCLS mission statement, but with a focus on problem-driven research. 
> > 
> > The mission of the W3C Health Care and Life Science Work Group is to 1) solve problems in health care and life sciences using data-driven approaches; 2) support involvement of non-technical HCLS domain experts through outreach activities including low-level demos, workshops and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and finally 3) propose and develop interoperability standards  applicable to the HCLS domains.
> > 
> > Any comments/alterations/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
> > 
> > Kind Regards,
> > Helena Deus
> 
> 
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