Committee on Open Image Archives
Ad Hoc Committee on Open Image Archives
Stemming from the November 2009 Imaging Biomarker Roundtable, the Ad Hoc Committee on Open Image Archives was established in order to examine existing image sharing and archival standards and database formats. Committee efforts will focus on identifying why prior activities have been successful or have experienced obstacles. The committee is co-chaired by Dr. Gudrun Zahlmann (Roche) and Mr. Rick Avila (Kitware).
There have been three main activities performed by the OIA Committee. The following sections describe each and provides the latest working documents.
Committee Goals Document
The OIA committee prepared a document that describes the purpose and goals of the committee. The final document is v1.0 dated April 21, 2010:
- Committee Goals Document Updated 04-21-2010
Example Use Cases Document
A document describing example "use cases" for open image archives was developed to help guide the creation of OIA recommendations. The final document is v1.0 dated November 17, 2010:
- Example Use Cases for Open Image Archives, v1.0 Updated 11-17-2010
OIA Key Characteristics Document
The committee has explored and documented key characteristics of Open Image Archives. This provides information to Open Image Archive maintainers/developers as well as helps us formulate recommendations that will improve the number, size, and quality of Open Image Archives. The final powerpoint document containing the committee's thinking is v6.0 dated May, 18, 2011:
- OIA Key Attributes v6 05-18-2011
OIA Recommendations Manuscript
The key output of this OIA Committee is to produce a manuscript that describes the committee's recommendations. A first draft of this manuscript will be posted here in the month of August, 2011.
OpenImageArchives v11 09 12 12.doc
- Related Reading Materials
- Creative Commons Draft Recommendations on the Publication of Datasets"
- BioMed Central Blog Discussion on Open Data"
- Nature News Articles on "Data Sharing"
- PLoS One Article "Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals"
- PloS One Article "BioTorrents: A File Sharing Service for Scientific Data"
- Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals
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