The NIH's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program has always emphasized the need for data standards to promote sharing and comparison of data across the CTSA Consortium and beyond. Yet creation and adoption of such standards is still painfully slow. Urgent action remains necessary. History shows the high value of standard terms, definitions, and symbols (i.e. ontology) to science.
Translational science requires a consistent set of standard ontologies spanning all scales, from molecule to organism to population.
In this year's meeting we focus on ontology resources for describing data at the scale of micro-organisms.
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