A one day workshop organised by ELIXIR, BioMedBridges, and RDA to kick-start agreement on a common topics vocabulary to classify resources in the life sciences domain, including databases, tools, courses, training materials, meetings, jobs and publications will take place in Brussels on Thursday, 16 October 2014: one day before the collocated RDA Europe Workshop about Data Sharing and Interoperability.
Service providers and registries use different vocabularies to classify resources. From the user point of view, a common topics vocabulary would enhance the ability to find related resources of interest. From the provider point of view, a common vocabulary would be an important step to facilitate the interoperability of existing resources.
More information on the ELIXIR website