[with apologies to everyone who receives more copies of this invitation
Five minutes to change the world (of life science software)!
The OMG Life Sciences Research (LSR) Domain Task Force (see: http://lsr.omg.org) provides an open forum for the collaborative development of standards
and specifications to support software and information interoperation. To
date, the LSR has developed standards for (and LSR members and others have
developed implementations of) sequence analysis, genomic maps,
macromolecular structures, bibliographic search, and laboratory instrument
control. Additional work is underway in the areas of chemical structures,
gene expression, and laboratory workflow.
We are interested in addressing the areas of greatest interest and need
for interoperability in the life sciences research community. We have,
therefore, developed a brief "Industry Survey" to seek your advice in
identifying and prioritizing topics for future standards development work.
This survey is intended for everyone interested in improved life sciences
research software: commercial and academic; developers, vendors, and
software users; OMG members and non-members. Survey answers will be kept
confidential and only presented in statistical summary.
So, here's how you can help create better software for life science
research: please take a few minutes to go to http://lsr.ebi.ac.uk/survey/survey_form.html and give your answers to the questions there. And please share this
invitation with your interested colleagues.
Thank you very much,
David Benton, GlaxoSmithKline, LSR Co-Chair
James Fry, Pfizer, LSR Cheminformatics Working Group Co-Chair
Doug Greer, San Diego Supercomputer Center, LSR Macromolecular Structure
Working Group Chair
Karl Konnerth, Incyte Genomics, LSR Co-Chair
Scott Markel, NetGenics, LSR Co-Chair
Tony Parsons, Pfizer, LSR LECIS Working Goup, Co-Chair
Thorsten Richter, Creon-Lab-Control, LSR LECIS Working Goup, Co-Chair
Richard Scott, De Novo Pharmaceuticals, LSR Cheminformatics Working Group
Martin Senger, European Bioinformatics Institute, LSR Workflow Working
Torsten Staab, Los Alamos National Laboratory, LSR LECIS Working Group
Charles Troup, Agilent, LSR Gene Expression Working Group Chair
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