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Different groups are working on different topics in Bioschemas; you can view details and full specifications for each group using the following links:

Active Groups

Group Lead Tasks/Issues Shared Folder
Beacons Serena Scollen and Audald Lloret
Community Carole Goble and Alasdair Gray
Data Susanna Sansone
Data Repositories Henning Hermjakob
Protein Annotations Maria Martin
Samples Helen Parkinson
Training Material Vicky Schneider and Gabriella Rustici
Validation Alasdair Gray

Past Groups

Group Lead Tasks/Issues Shared Folder
Event Martin Cook
Organization Rafael C Jimenez and Richard Holland
Person Niall Beard
Standard Peter McQuilton

      Groups working on generic types for life sciences (e.g.: Event)

      Groups working on biological types (e.g.: Protein)


Join a group

To join Bioschemas please see our joining page. To get involved with a particular group, please just start reading and commenting on the documents in the shared folder or GitHub repository.

Create a new group

If you are interested in proposing a new group please create a new issue in GitHub with information about the group proposal including goal, purpose, expected products (i.e. specification), and people or projects you would like to involve. New group proposals will be discussed on the mailing list and at community meetings.

Communication Channels

Mailing List

The Bioschemas Community uses a W3C hosted mailing list for all communiciations. The mailing list is open and accessible for anyone to subscribe to. We try to use the mailing list to send group members relevant information, but we prefer to keep discussions of ideas, issues and tasks in the GitHub issue tracker.

Issue Tracker

We use the GitHub issue tracker to discuss ideas, issues and tasks related to Bioschemas.

Shared Folders

We use Google Drive to share presentations, collaborative edit specifications and store any relevant file for our groups. Each group has their own folder.


Each group has their own GitHub repository for the collaborative development of specifications.

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