|US National Center for Biomedical Ontology
The goal of the Center is to support biomedical researchers in their knowledge-intensive work, by providing
online tools and a Web portal enabling them to access, review, and integrate disparate information
resources in all aspects of biomedical investigation and clinical practice. One mission of the Center
involves an ambitious outreach program to train biocomputational scientists in biomedical ontology through
a novel program of workshops led by world-class faculty to assist the biomedical community to create and
refine ontologies. ECOR
faculty will participate in providing material for this educational program such as for the Dagstuhl Training Course.
|Q-REC: European Quality Labelling
and Certification of EHR systems
The main objective of Q-REC is to create an efficient, credible and sustainable mechanism for the
certification of EHR systems in Europe. The co-ordinating partner is the EuroRec Institute, which is the
overarching network of already existing national ProRec centres. ECOR participates as subcontractor to
assist in the development of quality assurance principles for ontology-related aspects of EHR systems.
KnowledgeWeb is a
research network on Semantic Web Technology and ontologies funded by the European Commission with a
specific focus on bringing its research results to industry.
The main instrument for achieving this is the Ontology Outreach Advisory (OOA) an
industry-sector-led community board that will help promote greater awareness and faster take-up of
ontologies and at the same time act as a recommending body of industry domain specific ontologies. The
OOA is organized into domain specific sector boards. The first two will cover (1) Human resources &
Employment (OOA HR) and (2) Healthcare & Life Sciences (OOA HC). Additional strategic sectors being
planned are: Regulatory Compliance, Telecom, Education, etc… Each of these domains is the focus of
currently ongoing and representative ontology and Semantic Web research and application efforts.
For this reason, KnowledgeWeb is looking for thought leaders and innovators active in these sectors both
within industry and government, who are willing to assist their sector in making the next step towards
meaningful computing, by signing on to the OOA.