The HMA-EMA Big Data Steering Group is pleased to announce the upcoming virtual workshop focused on “data characterization and discoverability” that will be held on Monday, 12 April 2021.
Data characterization and discoverability are goals for the scientific community and for medicines regulation. The HMA-EMA joint Big Data Task Force recommended “to promote data discoverability through the identification of metadata” as part of its Recommendation III, which is reflected in the Big Data Steering Group work plan.
The objective of this workshop is to review and gather stakeholders’ feedback on a:
- preliminary list of metadata required for characterising real-world data sources, and their definitions;
- proposed process to collect and maintain metadata from real-world data sources;
- proof-of-concept catalogue of data sources and metadata currently being developed.
The workshop agenda is available here.