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Medical vocabularies and Lifesciences data in SharePoint

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Medical vocabularies and Lifesciences data in SharePoint

Medical vocabularies, metadata standards and Linked Data are becoming increasingly important for the Lifesciences industry. For example, vocabularies like SNOMED or ICD-10 are used to standardize the information kept in electronic health records. Common standards for metadata, e.g. CDISC STDM, ensure the interoperability of data in clinical trials and regulatory submissions. Linked Data principles are used to provide drug researchers with pre-competitive data, e.g. in Open PHACTS or Bio2RDF.
These metadata standards, vocabularies and Linked Data principles are not supported by SharePoint out-of-the-box; consequently SharePoint, although widely adopted by the life science industry, does not integrate well with collaboration and content management processes that want to partake in these modern approaches to sharing knowledge.

GRASP introduces Lifesciences Data into SharePoint

GRASP ("Graph for SharePoint") is the solution to introduce Lifesciences data and vocabularies into SharePoint. You can use medical vocabularies like SNOMED or ICD-10 in SharePoint for content tagging or for browsing. You can explore these vocabularies in SharePoint, e.g. to facilitate medical coding. You can import complex vocabularies in SharePoint, like Gene Ontology, and make them available in electronic medical records or for clinical trial management. You can use Linked Data from Lifesciences data sources, like Open PHACTS, LinkedLifeData or Bio2RDF, directly in GRASP, e.g. in dashboards, to enrich SharePoint-based (electronic drug or healthcare) knowledge bases or to enhance document search.

Smarter access to documents with "Semantic Tags"

Semantic tags are intelligent tags that contain more information than normal SharePoint metadata. For example you can tag SharePoint documents with enzyme names from the Uniprot database. This makes it possible for users to retrieve documents based on the cofactors of enzymes. Documents that use semantic tags can be enriched with additional information from the Linked Data contained in Lifesciences data sources (or from your RDF-store).

Return on Investment

GRASP is a set of quality assured tools for information architects that significantly reduces the efforts to use medical vocabularies or Lifesciences data in SharePoint.

How to proceed?

Contact us
Dr. Michael Erdmann

Michael Erdmann
Semantic Web Consultant, Projectmanager

Tel.: +49-721-609-517-24