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Nanopublication approach leads to new initiatives

CWA (News)

30 Jul 2012

CWA's nanopublication approach to data stewardship and interoperability has recently received rapidly growing interest from both the academic community and the private sector. This led to several new initiatives. One of them is nanopub.org, a 'sandbox' environment for data owners to 'play around' with turning their data into nanopublications.

The ever growing demand for professional follow up on CWA academic initiatives also led to a unique collaboration in a Public Private Partnership (called Euretos) between LUMC, NBIC/DISC and the Phortosgroup, coordinated by Phortos Consultants, in which public and private partners collaborate to professionally develop a professional and sustainable nanopublication ecosystem.

The Concept Web Alliance (CWA) is a global collaborative community addressing the increasing problems associated with information overload and the interoperability of data. NBIC is one of the initiators of CWA, which was launched on May 8, 2009 and has already been joined by over 90 participants from academia and the private sector worldwide.