Re: Choosing the Appropriate Schema: clinical trials

Hi Elliot,

This is a very interesting use case. A few of us at Google and other
institutions have been working on some extensions that would
cover a number of topics in the medical domain, and clinical trials is one
of them.

The extensions are not quite ready for public review, but I'd be happy to
share the draft clinical trial section with you (and with anyone else who'd
like to be an early adopter/reviewer) -- we would welcome your feedback and
it'd be great to understand if there are any areas where it falls short for
your use case. And if/once the types meet your needs, we would be happy to
see you adopt them to structure your data.

If this sounds interesting, please contact me directly and we can go from



On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM, Elliot Cohen <> wrote:

> Hi,
> We are trying to structure a set of clinical trial objects online and I am
> wondering what the best strategy to do this is?
> 1. Is there a way to suggest a new data type?  In this case a type for a
> clinical trial?
> 2. Would it be best not to actually structure the type as a "clinical
> trial" per se but to instead use markup for each of the individual elements
> in the clinical trial using more basic data types?  For example, we could
> mark the physical location of the trial as a place.  There just wouldnt be
> anything indicating that our page is about a clinical trial but there still
> would be markup indicating what each of the elements on the page is.
> Any advice would be appreciated, thanks,
> -E
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