BioSharing – standards, policies and databases

BioSharing – standards, policies and databases

BioSharing is a web-based catalogue to centralize bioscience data policies, reporting standards and links to other related portals, including MIBBI; also a communication forum to maintain linkages between funders, journals and leaders of the standardization efforts.

BioSharing works to map the landscape of community developed standards in the life sciences, broadly covering biological, natural and biomedical sciences. BioSharing's goal is to ensure standards are informative and discoverable, monitoring their:

  • development, evolution and integration
  • implementation and use in databases
  • adoption in data policies by funders and journals

As part of the growing movement for reproducible research, a growing number of community-driven standardization efforts are working to make data along with the experimental details available in a standardized manner.

BioSharing works to serve those seeking information on the existing standards, identify areas where duplications or gaps in coverage exist and promote harmonization to stop wasteful reinvention, and developing criteria to be used in evaluating standards for adoption.

The e-Research Centre’s members involved in this project are:

Philippe Rocca-Serra , Eamonn Maguire , Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran and Susanna-Assunta Sansone .

The COSMOS project also leverages on the ISA framework .

For more details please email Philippe Rocca-Serra or visit