I’m happy to announce that our pre-competitive CDISC2RDF work now is part of the newly launched FDA/PhUSE working group on Emerging Technolgies.
This is the outcome of a discussion with Wayne Kubick, CTO for CDISC, at the recent CDISC Interchange Europe conference. Wayne also appointed Landen Bain as the CDISC liaison for the Semantic Technology project, part of the Emergining Technologies working group.
As described in my previous blog post CDISC2RDF has been presented at the annual computational science symposium (CSS) arranged by the FDA and PhUSE (Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange). At this event a number of working groups started, One of them a working group for Emerging Technologies that has sponsored a project on Semantic Technology.
This project came out of a proposal from Hoffman-La Roche and the high degree of interest expressed by FDA representatives in semantic web following a presentation from W3C at the FDA CDER meeting on Solutions for Study Data Exchange Standards in November 2012.
The Google code project for CDISC2RDF will remain active as the development repository for the FDA/PhUSE Semantic Technology project. Further details of publishing production versions will be provided on the FDA/PhUSE Semantic Technology page in the near future.