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REMINDER: NCBO Seminar Series - Meeting Info for Wed., Dec 10

From: Kanel, Shauna Bella <skanel@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 15:22:40 -0800
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Cc: "Mark Musen" <musen@stanford.edu>, "Michael Montegut" <mmontegut@stanford.edu>

Please join the NCBO for an online Seminar Series presentation
Wednesday, December 10, at 10am PST. 

Below is Information on how to join this week's online meeting and
accompanying teleconference. This week's meeting, The Neuroscience
Information Framework, will be presented by Maryann Martone, UC San
Diego. To see the abstract for this presentation, please visit:

This series aims to showcase new projects, technologies and ideas in
biomedical ontology by featuring the work of a different collaborator
each session. It is a webinar held online, and as such is open to anyone
interested, regardless of location or affiliation. 

Information on how to join this week's webinar is given below. To
receive information on or to join any future meetings, please contact me
at skanel@stanford.edu. More Information about the series, including the
schedule and videos of previous sessions can be found at

The sponsoring organization, the National Center for Biomedical Ontology
(http://www.bioontology.org), is a consortium of leading biologists,
clinicians, informaticians, and ontologists who develop innovative
technology and methods allowing scientists to create, disseminate, and
manage biomedical information and knowledge in machine-processable form.

We hope to see you there.



The Neuroscience Information Framework


Abstract: The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a dynamic
inventory of web-based neurosciences data, resources, and tools that
scientists and students can access via any computer connected to the
Internet. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research,
the NIF will advance neuroscience research by enabling discovery and
access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open
source, networked environment.  A critical component of the Neuroscience
Information Framework (NIF) project is a consistent, flexible
terminology that can be used to describe and retrieve
neuroscience-relevant resources. With the advent of the World Wide
Web-an ever-evolving, easy-to-access, shared information systems--the
need for a shared semantic framework for neuroscience has become
critically important, all the more so if individual researchers and
automated search agents are to access and utilize the most up-to-date
information. To address this need, NIF has created NeuroLex, a
comprehensive collection of common neuroscience domain terminologies
woven into an ontologically consistent, unified representation of the
biomedical domains typically used to describe neuroscience data.  In
this presentation, I will discuss the strategy and approaches of the NIF
vocabularies, and highlight some of the work that we and others are
doing to promote community involvement in building and extending the

Topic: NCBO Seminar Series 
Date: December 10, 2008 
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco) 
Meeting Number: 929 613 752 
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting 

Please click the link below to see more information about the meeting,
including its agenda, or to join the meeting. 

To join the online meeting 
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address. 
3. Enter the meeting password: ncbomeeting 
4. Click "Join Now". 
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. 

To join the teleconference 
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300 
Global call-in numbers:

For assistance 
1. Go to https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/mc 
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support". 

You can contact me at: 

To update this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft
Outlook), click this link: 

Shauna B. Kanel
Communications Coordinator & Web Editor
Stanford University
Division of Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)
National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO)
Medical School Office Building, Room X-217
251 Campus Drive | Stanford, CA 94305-5101
(650) 736-0786 | skanel@stanford.edu

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