A new working group for data processing and integration in biotechnology has been set up by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO. The working group aims to define consistent standards for the formatting, transfer and integration of life science data and models. The working group will be led by Martin Golebiewski, a biochemist at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Interested scientists are invited to participate.
During the last meeting in Shenzhen, China, the ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology founded a new working group for „Data processing and integration“. The objective is to standardize interfaces between different data formats in order to facilitate the exchange and combination of data and computer models. With this aim, the committee will integrate “de facto” standards currently used in science.
Interested scientists are invited to participate in the initiative through their national committees.