Coordinating standards for modeling in biology

The "COmputational Modeling in BIology NEtwork" (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats for computational models. By doing so, it is expected that the federated projects will develop a set of interoperable and non-overlapping standards covering all aspects of modeling in biology. The global COMBINE effort is led by the COMBINE Coordination Board.

Building on the experience of mature projects, which already have stable specifications, software support, user-base and community governance, COMBINE will help foster or support fledgling efforts aimed at filling gaps or new needs. As those efforts mature, they may become part of the core set of COMBINE standards.

One of the initial activities of COMBINE is to coordinate the organization of scientific and technical events common to several standards. Those events, as others related to our field of research are gathered in a calendar.

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