OMICS Group International is a scientific organization that promotes open access for relevant scientific information and research findings. open access scientific journals are handled by more than 25000 editorial board members who belong to both academic and industrial circles in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. A collaboration set up recently with 100 international societies would provide a window to wider knowledge-base of worldwide open access health-related information. As part of its drive to boost knowledge-sharing through real-time interaction, this open access group has been organizing over 100 world-class scientific conferences at global venues through the calendar year.
In translational research, the challenge is to combine data derived from clinical records and âomicsâ technologies for the purpose of new research.The data are typically held in different databases using different data models and conventions leading to difficulty integrating the data, both at the level of the research unit (e.g. at the patient-level) and/or at the level of the data fields and coding schemes utilized when adding similar data from e.g. another region.Emphasizing the need for using data standards, documenting the data management procedures and making data management work referenceable, IMI encourages best practise in the projects. The authors believe that these principles are key to all collaborative translational research.Inshort, data standards are essential components of translational
Research.For this reason, careful attention be paid to data management procedures, both in the design of research studies and in the ensuing reports and publications, and from basic research studies to healthcare implementation studies.(Ann Marie Martin, Nathalie Seigneuret, FerranSanz and Michel Goldman,Data Standards are needed to move Translational Medicine forward)
Last date updated on July, 2014