Standards Workgroup

Bob Greenes


Arizona State University

Bruce Bray,


University of Utah

The Standards workgroup seeks to mobilize diverse stakeholders in an ongoing and active engagement around the detailed scientific description of computable biomedical knowledge (CBK). We envision the creation and perpetuation of a robust CBK ecosystem that encourages public-private partnerships; supports open standards; generates value for users by making CBK more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable; highlights the limits of CBK and CBK biases; and engenders equity in the generation and application of CBK for health.


  • Identify, extend, and/or develop needed standards related to CBK that would help others standardize descriptions for characterizing CBK.

  • Identify, extend, and/or develop the first version of a minimum necessary standard for what ultimately may become a multi-dimension typology of CBK that supports robust CBK typing.

  • Identify and precisely define the key dimensions for annotating CBK with metadata to promote FAIR principles.

  • Identify, extend, and/or develop standards related to CBK that would help others standardize knowledge representation, knowledge management, and knowledge application services for each type of CBK.


We seek engagement with a diverse group of stakeholders interested in standards for CBK spanning many areas of research, data science, knowledge representation, knowledge management, clinical decision support, standards development, policy, etc.

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