2017-11-27 BioCompute Objects

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BioCompute Objects (BCO) is a community-driven project backed by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and George Washington University to standardize exchange of High-Throughput-Sequencing workflows for regulatory submissions between FDA, pharma, bioinformatics platform providers and researchers.

BioCompute Objects

Members of the Research Object team (Carole Goble, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Michael R Crusoe) have been collaborating closely with the rest of the BCO community since 2016, in particular covering the integration of BCO with existing standards like Research Object, W3C PROV and Common Workflow Language.

Vahan Simonyan from FDA will be presenting BioCompute Objects to the GA4GH Cloud workstream webinar on 2017-11-27. To attend the webinar, join https://zoom.us/j/231185430 (or see call-in details) at 2017-11-27 18:00 UTC.

The below blog post is based on an extract of Vahan’s slides to be presented to GA4GH (Global Alliance for Genomics and Health) modulated to cover my thoughts on the role of Research Objects with BCOs.

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2017-09-27 eLife Reproducible Portable Publications

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On 2017-09-27 I met with Naomi Penfold and Giuliano Maciocci from the journal eLife, Oliver Buchtala and Michael Aufreiter working on Substance, and Nokome Bentley doing Stencila.

Our topic was the eLife/Substance/Stencila collaboration for a Reproducible Document Stack, and how that can relate to Research Objects and other Scholarly HTML initiatives.

This blog post gives a quick summary of our cross-presentations.

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2016-05-18 Make Research Reproducible Again

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On 2016-05-18, Stian Soiland-Reyes presented Make Research Reproducible Again at the ELIXIR organized hackathon Tools, Workflow and Workbenches at Institut Pasteur in Paris.

The hackathon had a very strong focus and presence for both bio.tools and Common Workflow Language, one of the activities was to explore how CWL metadata profile could relate to Research Object model, Debian’s package descriptions, RDF, schema.org and provenance.

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