The Automatable Discovery and Access (ADA) Task Force has completed a first version of the ADA Matrix and supporting documents. The ADA Matrix (ADA‐M), provides a standardized way to represent any and all consent and other conditions of use that apply to a resource, making such information unambiguous, computer‐readable and hence directly available for digital communication, searching and automation activities. Making use of ADA‐M is expected to reduce the costs and burdens of data stewardship, while
increasing the efficiency of responsible data access (discovery and sharing). This draft version is currently open for comments, for a period of 30 days.
Comments can be emailed to the ADA Task Force Coordinator, Emily Kirby, emily.kirby [at] p3g.org.
The Automatable Discovery and Access Task Force, co‐chaired by Anthony Brookes (University of Leicester) and John Wilbanks (Sage Bionetworks), is a joint Task Force of the Regulatory and Ethics Working Group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), and the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC).