The NIH Big Data to Knowledge Program (BD2K) is soliciting feedback from the research community on the development of a biomedical data catalog to make biomedical research data findable and citable, as PubMed does for scientific publications.
All responses must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 25, 2013.
Below is the wording of the NIH announcement:
The NIH Big Data to Knowledge Program (BD2K) is soliciting feedback from the research community via this Request for Information (RFI). A workshop is planned to help refine our thinking on constructing a data catalogue: a way of ensuring that NIH supported data is findable and citable. A data catalogue is not a repository but would help make data findable and citable. In addition to supplying core, minimal metadata to ensure a valid data reference, it is envisioned that a Data Catalog would include links out to the location of the data, to the NIH Reporter record of the grant that supported the research, to relevant publications within PubMed or journals, and possibly to associated software or algorithms. This RFI is meant to solicit feedback from the research community on this idea. Information from the RFI will help shape the workshop and subsequent development.