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Welcome to the Creating Emerging Technologies Collaboration, part of the FDA/PhUSE Computational Sciences Nonclinical Working Group. Learn more about the larger working group at Non-Clinical Road-map and Impacts on Implementation.

This page describes high-level project management details on the group, including purpose, milestones, attendees, and so on.

Overview & Scope

Need/Challenge

The SEND and SDTM implementation guides (IGs)  are fact-dense documents which can be difficult and time consuming to navigate, and intimidating to novices. 

A web site is needed to allow rapid browsing and searching of the IG domains.

Vision

The resultant tool will serve the dual purpose of being immediately useful to SEND and SDTM implementers and also as a practical example of the use of RDFs.

Plans

The PhUSE/CSS Emerging Technologies group created a Semantic data model/Resource Description Framework (RDF) of the IGs and their underlying data models. These are available in OWL and TTL format from: https://github.com/phuse-org/rdf.cdisc.org

CDSIC together with NCI make available the CDISC SEND and CDISC SDTM Controlled Terminology in RDF OWL format from: http://evs.nci.nih.gov/ftp1/CDISC/SEND/

These OWL and TTL files could be read using the Java libraries of the JENA project for RDF and use SPARQL calls to query the models (https://jena.apache.org/).

A Java servlet based program could combines these into a publicly accessible web site for ease of use.

Deliverables

The web site http://igquery-bjf.rhcloud.com/StartUp.html was relatively easy to create, taking advantage of standard libraries that read the RDF data in OWL and TTL format.

This web site allows SEND and SDTM implementers a quick way of finding needed information in the standards. This is just one example of usage of these models.

The benefit of the implementation guides and controlled terminologies being available in RDF format is that they open these standards to a wide potential of software tools.


Work Group Participants

Co-leads:

  • Bob Friedman, Xybion Medical Systems

Participants:

  • Michael Wasko, PDS LifeSciences
  • Wenxian Wang, Xybion Medical Systems
  • Bill Houser, BMS

Last revision by William.houser, 2015-02-17