iOntoBioethics is a group of researchers of multidisciplinary backgrounds in healthcare, informatics, bioethics, biomedical, pharmaceutical sciences, etc having a mission of developing a Global Bioethics Ontology Forum and Open Research Platform for sharing and semi-automatically resolving semantic heterogeneities of bioethics policies, regulations, legislations, e-consenting, standards, diverse languages and cultures.
The iOntoBioethics Framework
The iOntoBioethics framework is an agile, semi-automatically generated, literature-based, and domain experts validated General Bioethics and Bioethics Pandemic Ontologies Operable in COVID-19 context with readiness for automatic governance of bioethics processes. These ontologies are openly and automatically enriched as the iOntoBioethics framework is being evolved as an open source platform for scientific, healthcare and ethics communities. Not only does iOntoBioethics contribute to better understanding of bioethics processes, but it also serves as a bridge linking these processes to healthcare systems. With a big data analytics platform, the iOntoBioethics framework has the potential to automatically inform bioethics governance and adherence given the plethora of developing bioethics knowledge. The iOntoBioethics framework contributes towards setting the first building block for forming the field of “Bioethics Informatics”.
The iOntoBioethics research group aims to organize regular seminars and research group meetings with invited guest speakers engage, bioethics researchers, IRBs of healthcare organizations, international research institutions and groups engaging in bioethics research and development, and industrial organizations involved in bioethics products.