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Teranode, Science Commons to Build Neurology Repository for Semantic Web

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Teranode and Science Commons, a project of the non-profit corporation Creative Commons, plan to build a neurology repository for the Semantic Web, the groups said yesterday.


The project,, will be a freely accessible neurology commons of tools and pathway data designed to be used by public and private researchers, the partners said.


Terms of the alliance call for Science Commons to use Teranode's XDA platform as the infrastructure for All content will be available in Resource Description Framework, which would enable participating foundations to search and access a shared repository of data and research.


The collaboration may "lower unintended legal and technical barriers to research, facilitate communication and materials usage between scientists, and increase innovation opportunities for accelerated research of new therapies," John Wilbanks, executive director for Science Commons, said in a statement.

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