Dr. Jonathon Keeney

George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Jonathon Keeney is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at George Washington University, and the Managing Director of the BioCompute Public Private Partnership. His current work focuses on the integration of data sources, with a heavy emphasis on BioCompute. BioCompute is a community effort to standardize the way in which bioinformatic analysis pipelines are collected and communicated. The project began as a way to address the growing challenges of submitting bioinformatic analyses to the FDA, and has grown to become a framework for portability, verification, certification, and reproducibility of workflows between different bioinformatics platforms, regulators, healthcare practitioners, and academics.


DAY 1: September 11, 2019 | Hands-On Session | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

PrecisionFDA Challenge: Creating and submitting BioCompute Objects

Jonathon Keeney, PhD, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

BioCompute is a mechanism to capture entire bioinformatic workflows in granular detail, allowing them to be clearly understood and repeated with high fidelity. A workflow created in a way that adheres to the BioCompute specification is called a BioCompute Object (BCO). PrecisionFDA is a platform hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that allows users to develop their own workflows, and is currently hosting a challenge to develop and submit BCOs and tools related to BioCompute. This workshop will walk users through creating a BCO ​by choosing an existing workflow from literature and capturing it as a BCO using our BCO Editor.