"Making Science Computable"
Help Us Overcome COVID-19 Impact at the Speed of Thought
To accelerate identifying, processing, and disseminating knowledge about COVID-19,
we develop standards and support tools for computable expression of evidence and guidance
Weekly Meeting Schedule
Systematic Meta-Review Project Group
Terminology and Ontology WG
Common Metadata Framework WG
Research Design WG
Knowledge Ecosystem Liaison WG
Statistic Standard and Terminology WG
Content Citation and Classification Tools Development WG
Risk of Bias Terminology and Tooling WG
Communications (Awareness, Scholarly Publications) WG
Get Started with COKA
You are welcome to join us!
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
For all of the above meetings: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 929-346-7156 United States, New York City (Toll)
Conference ID: 324 918 025#
Meeting support by Computable Publishing LLC
An EXAMPLE of an Evidence Resource showcasing many of our active efforts can now be found at
https://computablepublishing.us/fevir/resources/Evidence/RemdesivirExampleWithSOLIDARITY and the corresponding Citation Resource can be found at https://computablepublishing.us/fevir/resources/Citation/36413
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the COKA distribution list (daily email update of COKA activities)
Join an expert working group for code system development -- see Invitation to join Expert Working Group.
Join us at any of the meetings listed on the left side of the screen by clicking on the following link:
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting (see meeting schedule to the left)
We look forward to seeing you there!
Communications Working Group
Goal: The communications working group for the COVID-19 Knowledge Accelerator project will:
Develop messages for increasing awareness of COKA activities.
Develop messages for increasing engagement with COKA activities.
Develop products (scholarly publications and presentations) related to COKA activities.
Systematic Meta Review Project Group
Goal: To determine the consistency of findings and judgments across systematic reviews of corticosteroid treatment for COVID-19,
determine the most current accurate findings, and document the findings in computable resources for efficient updating and dissemination
COKA Common Metadata Framework Working Group
The Common Metadata Framework Working Group had its first meeting February 2, 2021. This is a NEW project and relates to multiple developments including:
Unifying the pattern of metadata elements across all the EBMonFHIR-related FHIR Resources.
Proposing a unified pattern of metadata elements across FHIR Resources using the MetadataResource Resource pattern
Coordinating these efforts with the FAIRness for FHIR (FHIR4FAIR) project: FAIR = Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable
Coordinating these efforts with Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK) efforts identifying metadata categories to make CBKs FAIR and Trustable
Our proposal for a unified pattern of metadata elements across FHIR Resources using the MetadataResource Resource pattern (noted in the MetadataResource Proposal spreadsheet) was received well in a FAIRness for FHIR (FHIR4FAIR) project meeting. Finding a time for this group to meet may end up occurring during one of our other Wednesday meetings. If so we may reschedule some COKA meetings to find the best adjustment.
Terminology and Ontology Working Group
We have > 400 terms across 4 codes systems (Statistic Type, Statistic Model, Study Design, Risk of Bias) and mapped to 9 of 27 ontologies so far. The terms and properties are currently stored in > 10 spreadsheets with multiple sheets per file, and the adjustments needed when a code system term changes is a bit unwieldy.
We desire a future state in which all this knowledge can be managed coherently to support FHIR structures as well as to support ontology development.
Potential developments include:
Moving this knowledge into FHIR structures (CodeSystem, ValueSet, and ConceptMap Resources)
Moving this knowledge into OWL/RDF ontological structure, which could support Protégé as an interface
Bridging transformations between FHIR structure and OWL/RDF ontological structure
COKA Project Management Working Group
COKA Project Management Google Folder
Goal: Administration and coordination of the COKA initiative
COKA Knowledge Ecosystem Liaison Working Group
Goal: To liaise with other groups to coordinate with COKA efforts
Previously named the COKA Recommendation/CDS Liaison Work Group assembled to coordinate with other consortia
(e.g. ACTS, CDC ACG, COVID-END, SRDR) to apply COKA related concepts to knowledge acceleration for recommendations and clinical decision support.
Current Status of Code System Development
|Study Design||Statistic Type||Statistic Model||Risk of Bias||TOTAL|
|# Expert Working Group Members||43||33||31||31||62|
# Tools and Systems Identified
|# Draft Terms||56||95||75||256||482|
|# Ontologies Identified||27||27||27||27||27|
|# Ontologies Mapped||9||9||9||9||9|