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Technical Integration | BioMedBridges

WP4 - Technical Integration

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  1. Implement shared standards from WorkPackage 3 to allow for integration across the BioMedBridges project
  2. Expose the integration via use of REST based WebServices interfaces optimised for browsing information
  3. Expose the integration via use of REST based WebServices interfaces optimised for programmatic access
  4. Expose appropriate meta-data information via use of Semantic Web Technologies
  5. Pilot the use of semantic web technologies in high-data scale biological environments

The WP will provide a layered, distributed integration of BioMedBridges data using latest technologies. A key aspect to this integration will be the internal use of standards, developed in WP3, which will provide the points of integration between the different data sources.

  • The use of common sample ontologies (from WP3) will provide integration between biological sample properties, such as cell types, tissues and disease status, in particular bridging the Euro-BioImaging, BBMRI, ELIXIR and INFRAFRONTIER projects.
  • The use of phenotype-based ontologies will provide individual and animal level characterisation which, when these can be associated with genetic variation, will provide common genotype to phenotype links. This in turn will provide a bridge between ECRIN, EATRIS, INSTRUCT, BBMRI, INFRAFRONTIER and ELIXIR projects.
  • The use of environmental sample descriptions and geolocation tags will bridge between EMBRC, ECRIN, ERINHA, EATRIS and ELIXIR.
  • The use of chemical ontologies will help bridge between EU-OPENSCREEN, ECRIN, Euro-BioImaging, INSTRUCT and ELIXIR.

By applying these standards in the member databases (themselves often internally federated), WP4 will create a data landscape that theoretically can be traversed, data-mined and exploited.

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