Stanford University - STFD

United States

The Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) has been the world leader in providing infrastructure for the management and dissemination of metadata, ontologies, and controlled terminologies for more than two decades. Among the tools that our laboratory has developed are two highly integrated platforms on which thousands of workers in biomedical and clinical informatics rely today: (1) BioPortal, a repository of biomedical ontologies, which gets more than 65,000 unique visitors each month; and (2) Protégé, an interactive editor that supports modern  Semantic Web standards and enables collaboration in ontology and  metadata evolution and has more than 200,000 registered users. Graduate students at BMIR are enrolled in several engineering disciplines, including Computer Science, Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Biomedical Informatics.

Dr. Natasha Noy, a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford BMIR, will be the node coordinator for Stanford BMIR. She is a principal member of the Protégé group, where she works on tools for ontology management, including versioning, mapping, and modularization of ontologies. She also leads the computer-science research at the National Center for Biomedical Ontologies, where she works on community-based approaches to  ontology evaluation, review, and alignment. Dr. Noy has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, which are highly cited (h-index of 42). Dr.  Noy is the President of the Semantic Web Science Association.

Within SemData, Stanford will contribute to WP1, particularly in the area of crowdsourcing, and dissemination and exploitation (WP4).