Re: actions related to collections

Hi all,
The issue I had raised last week is that collection is an important
provenance construct, but the assumption of only key-value pair based
collection is too narrow and the relations derivedByInsertionFrom,
Derivation-by-Removal are over specifications that are not required.

I have collected the following examples for collection, which only require
the definition of the collection in DM5 (collection of entities) and they
don't have (a) a key-value structure, and (b) derivedByInsertionFrom,
derivedByRemovalFrom relations are not needed:
1. Cell line is a collection of cells used in many biomedical experiments.
The provenance of the cell line (as a collection) include, who submitted
the cell line, what method was used to authenticate the cell line, when was
the given cell line contaminated? The provenance of the cells in a cell
line include, what is the source of the cells (e.g. organism)?

2. A patient cohort is a collection of patients satisfying some constraints
for a research study. The provenance of the cohort include, what
eligibility criteria were used to identify the cohort, when was the cohort
identified? The provenance of the patients in a cohort may include their
health provider etc.

Hope this helps our discussion.



On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Luc Moreau <>wrote:

> Hi Jun and Satya,
> Following today's call, ACTION-76 [1] and ACTION-77 [2] were raised
> against you, as we agreed.
> Cheers,
> Luc
> [1]**track/actions/76<>
> [2]**track/actions/77<>

Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:36:18 UTC