The Bioschemas Implementation study organised its second meeting on May 24-26 at Hinxton. Bioschemas aims to improve data discoverability by encouraging the use of markup in websites and services. By using consistently structured information, the resources become more discoverable, facilitating collation and analysis of distributed data. Bioschemas is part of the wider schema community that is overseen by the consortium founded by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex.

The implementation study supports three hackathons to specify, agree and adopt Bioschemas specifications in exemplar life sciences areas: data repositories, datasets, beacons, samples and phenotypes, and protein annotations. The second, agreement meeting had the aim of completing the definition of use cases and specifications, defining the relationship among the proposed data types, and publishing the first version of the proposed Bioschemas content types.

The next meeting will be held at Hinxton on October 2-4. It will have the aim of reporting on the experience of implementing the Bioschema specifications in exemplar services and refining them in light of these experiences.

More information about Bioschemas can be seen at

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