Re: extension for (geo)sciences

Dear Lewis, All
(I’ve added the Bioschemas and RDA data discovery public mailing lists in CC)

The<> documentation is really nice, and very easy to follow.

I see that your emphasis is on providing documentation on how to use to markup scientific datasets. Are you aware of the RDA datadiscovery working group?

Another similar initiative in which I am involved is Bioschemas (<>). We are developing profiles over<> types to capture expected usage within the life sciences. We have developed profiles over Dataset and DataCatalog but your documentation is far more detailed than ours.

The other aspect of Bioschems is extending<> to include types and properties for describing life science concepts such as DNA, Gene, and Protein. In doing this, we have also found the need for defining more cross-cutting types such as LabProtocol and Sample. For the latest state of play, you are best looking at our development drafts

Although we are currently discussing a further refinement of these types and properties which we hope to have on our website soon.

There is a lot of crossover in what<>, Bioschemas, and the RDA datadiscovery group are trying to do. We should see how best to combine our efforts.

In your email you also mentioned Is there a link to to this activity? I couldn’t find an

You may also be interested in some of the software tooling that have been developing to support deployments of Bioschemas. We currently have a prototype generator and are working on a validation tool.

Best regards


On 13 Feb 2019, at 06:16, Mcgibbney, Lewis J (398M) <<>> wrote:

Thank you for connecting the dots. Can you point us at the specific material you are looking for feedback on? Discovering the overlaps and reducing the duplication of effort is exactly where the<> (soon to be renamed<>) effort is at.

Alasdair J G Gray
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