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Gesmer Updegrove has represented more than 132 standards consortia and open source foundations, including:
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BioForge
Promoted information sharing within the life sciences community based upon open source principles

BioIT Alliance
Develops standards and technologies to enable information communication in the medical field

Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN)
Promotes biomedical research through data sharing and online collaboration

Biometric Consortium
Promotes research, development, testing, evaluation, and application of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology

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Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX)
Promoted Chem eStandards and advocated for the chemical industry *Merged with Open Application Group, Inc (OAGi) and American Council's Chemical Information Technology Center (Chem ITC)

Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
Develops electronic standards for medical and biopharmaceutical development

Collaborative Health Consortium (CHC)
Promotes the development and deployment of health information technology (HIT) platforms

Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)
Promotes and adapts barcoding technology to taxonomic research and biodiversity issues

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Gene Ontology (GO) Project
Develops and promotes gene and gene product attributes across species and databases

Genomic Standards Consortium
Supports the development of a genomic standard

Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA)
Promoted the interests of the U. S. electronics, communications and information technology industries *Merged with the AeA, CSIA, and ITAA to form TechAmerica

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Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, The (IEST)
Promotes contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes

International Communications Association (ICA)
Promotes the scholarly study of human communication in academic research worldwide

Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C)
Developed and promoted informatics solutions for life science products *Dissolved 2012

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OpenBel Consortium
Maintains the OpenBEL Biological Expression Language

OPeNDAP
Develops a framework that simplifies all aspects of scientific data networking

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)
Develops and promotes research in nano- and micro-scale science and engineering

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SemanticHealthNet
Develops a scalable and sustainable pan-European organizational and governance process for the semantic interoperability of clinical and biomedical knowledge (Europe)

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