BRIDG is a CDISC, HL7 and ISO standard for biomedical research concepts designed to support computable semantic interoperability. BRIDG can be used for various purposes: as a reference model, a data integration/mapping solution, an exchange format, an ontology and to create a BRIDG-based database. The use of BRIDG helps support the meaningful exchange of data between software systems and databases.
When BRIDG is used as a reference model to create or add new content to a standard, it can help ensure that relationships between and among biomedical research concepts represented using the standard are consistently modeled.
Since 2003, CDISC, U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), FDA, HL7 and ISO, along with members from academia, clinical research organizations, and information technology teams have participated in the ongoing development and maintenance of BRIDG.