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Standards Impacting the Vocabulary and Common Data Elements Workspace

The VKC works side-by-side with the caBIG® VCDE Workspace. This workspace is both influenced by and has the potential to be influenced by a variety of external standards organizations. These organizations can take the form of official standards bodies or can be groups that establish de-facto community practices that effectively are treated as standards.

Please go to VCDE WS Standards Efforts for more information on the work being done by the workspace within the different standards and standards influencing bodies.

Information about these standards and standards influencing organizations that are associated with caBIG® efforts are listed below.

Healthcare Standards Setting Bodies

Health Level 7 (HL7)

ISO TC 215


Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®)


Healthcare Standards Influencing Bodies


Common Terminology Services 2





Object Management Group (OMG)

National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO)

OBO Foundry


Non-Healthcare Standards Bodies

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Resource List

ISO/IETF JTC1/SC32 WG2 - Metadata Standards

ISO TC37 - Terminology and other Language and Content Resources

OMG - Object Management Group

WS-I Web Services Interoperability Organization