ISO 23494: Biotechnology - Provenance Information Model for Biological Specimen and Data

Rudolf Wittner, Petr Holub, Heimo Müller, Jörg Geiger, Carole Goble, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Luca Pirredu, Francesca Frexia, Cecilia Mascia, Elliot Fairweather, Jason R. Swedlow, Josh Moore, Caterina Strambio, Gianluigi Zanetti, David Grunwald, Hiroki Nakae

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Exchange of research data and samples in biomedical research has become a common phenomenon demanding for their effective quality assessment. At the same time, several reports address reproducibility of research, where history of biological samples (acquisition, processing, transportation, storage, and retrieval) and data history (data generation and processing) defines their fitness for purpose, and hence their quality. The project aims at developing a comprehensive W3C PROV based provenance information standard intended for the biomedical research domain. The standard is being developed by the working group 5 ("data processing and integration") of the ISO (International Standardisation Organisation) technical committee 276 "biotechnology". The outcome of the project will be published in parts as international standards or technical specifications. The poster informs about the goals of the standardisation activity, presents the proposed structure of the standards, briefly describes its current state and outlines its future development and open issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-80960-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-80959-1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2021
Event4th Provenance Week 2020 - Virtual, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 202022 Jun 2020
Conference number: 4

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference4th Provenance Week 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Towards a Common Standard for Data and Specimen Provenance in Life Sciences

    Holub, P., Wittner, R., Mascia, C., Frexia, F., Müller, H., Plass, M., Allocca, C., Betsou, F., Burdett, T., Cancio, I., Chapman, A., Chapman, M., Courtot, M., Curcin, V., Eder, J., Elliot, M., Exter, K., Fairweather, E., Goble, C., Golebiewski, M., & 16 othersKisler, B., Kremer, A., Lin-Gibson, S., Marsano, A., Mattavelli, M., Moore, J., Nakae, H., Perseil, I., Salman, A., Sluka, J., Soiland-Reyes, S., Strambio-De-Castillia, C., Sussman, M., Swedlow, J., Zatloukal, K. & Geiger, J., 2021, 12 p. (Zenodo).

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