I3C ANNOUNCES NEW LIFE SCIENCE PROTOCOLS TO SIMPLIFY DATA EXCHANGE, KNOWLEDGE SHARING

6/10/2002 - In a significant step towards simplifying data exchange and knowledge sharing within the life sciences community, the Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C) today will unveil new protocols and specifications, including the Life Science Identifier (LSID), which defines a common, logical naming convention for biological data. At the BIO 2002 Conference, I3C, an international consortium comprised of life sciences and information technology organizations, will also demonstrate a wide range of multivendor software tools and applications working together, based on I3C draft recommendations, through a case study in comparative genomics of the human, mouse, puffer fish, rice, yeast, and worm model organisms.

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