BRIDG Release 3.2 Now Available
The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), Health Level Seven (HL7), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) are pleased to announce the release of version 3.2 of the Biomedical Research Integrated Domain Group (BRIDG) model of the semantics of protocol-driven clinical research. Release 3.2 of the model is available for download at: http://bridgmodel.nci.nih.gov/download_model.
Call for Subject Matter Experts
The Need: The BRIDG Semantic Coordination Committee (SCC) works under the guidance of the BRIDG Board of Directors (BoD) to bring new semantics into the BRIDG Model by working with project teams to harmonize their models into BRIDG. Project teams often bring subject matter experts into this process to help clarify the domain view of the concepts. However, sometimes project-level subject matter experts are unavailable, or an issue comes up after the project is complete and the team has disbanded, or a BRIDG user submits a feature request that needs vetting by the community. This often leaves the SCC with no subject matter experts with whom to discuss domain semantics.
We will only contact members of this group who have the expertise related to the subject in question and the members don’t need experience in modeling. We will usually limit the interaction to email, with occasional conference calls if warranted by the complexity of the problem or the diversity of opinions expressed in email. We may occasionally ask the experts to reach into their network of colleagues to find answers or build consensus. . The time commitment is not expected to exceed 5 hours per month, often less, and would be on a volunteer basis. We ask for a 1 or 2 year commitment and will rotate membership in the group to prevent burn-out, to spread the opportunity to participate among many individuals, and to ensure that we have “fresh eyes” coming into the group on a regular basis.
Participation in this group will give you the opportunity to influence the BRIDG model and the satisfaction of knowing your area of expertise will be accurately represented.
The Biomedical Research Integrated Domain Group (BRIDG) Model is a domain analysis model representing protocol-driven biomedical/clinical research. It was developed to provide an overarching model that could readily be understood by domain experts and would provide the basis for harmonization among standards within the clinical research domain and between biomedical/clinical research and healthcare.
The model emerged from an unprecedented collaborative effort among clinical trial experts from CDISC, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Level Seven (HL7), and other volunteers. The modeling effort is using the HL7 Development Framework (HDF).