Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 — PhUSE and CDISC are happy to announce the completion of Phase I of the FDA/PhUSE Semantic Technology Working Group Project. The PhUSE Semantic Technology Working Group aims to investigate how formal semantic standards can support the clinical and non-clinical trial data life cycle from protocol to submission. This deliverable includes a draft set of existing CDISC standards represented in RDF.
RDF, or Resource Description Framework, is a set of W3C specifications that provide a standard model for data interchange for the Semantic Web. The CDISC standards to be represented in RDF include CDASH v1.1, SDTM v.1.2, SDTMIG v.3.1.2, SDTM 1.3, SDTMIG v.3.1.3, SEND IG 3.0, ADaM v.2.1, ADaM IG v.1.0 as well as domain assumptions and controlled terminology. These RDF representations will be vetted through the CDISC formal review process in anticipation of a future release as CDISC production standards. Future RDF representations of new versions of the CDISC standards are expected to be made available through the CDISC Shared Health and Clinical Research Electronic Library (SHARE).
“Representing existing CDISC standards in RDF is a major step toward enabling the realization of interoperable end-to-end data standards in clinical research,” says Frederik Malfait, IMOS Consulting.
Information about this project can be found on the PhUSE wiki: http://www.phusewiki.org/wiki/index.php?title=ST_Representing_CDISC_Foundational_Standards_In_RDF. The draft RDF files generated from this project are available at: https://github.com/phuse-org/rdf.cdisc.org.
PhUSE, Share – Contribute – Advance, provides the industry with the premier platform for creating and sharing ideas, tools and standards around data, statistical and reporting technologies; PhUSE is a non-profit, volunteer-supported, community of professionals who are passionate about advancement of clinical data science. Since its inception, PhUSE has expanded from its roots as a conference for European Statistical Programmers, to a global platform for the discussion of topics encompassing the work of Data Managers, Biostatisticians, Statistical Programmers and eClinical IT professionals.
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