Most dataset repositories and registries of dataset do not provide structured data easily crawlable by search engines. Registries like DataMed, OMICsDI and BioSamples do automated ingestion of content mainly through APIs but not all the data repositories have a programmatic interface and the existing variety of programmatic interfaces are subject to changes which break integration workflows.
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- To develop a common schema to facilitate the description and dissemination of life science events, using schema.org.
- To create a specification that includes a metadata schema, minimum information guidelines and recommended vocabularies. It should also include documentation and examples about how to use the event schema.
- To engage the people that are interested in describing life science events to participate and shape the specification.