Public RFCs

BioData Catalyst Request for Comment (RFC) Process

The BioData Catalyst RFC Process is modeled after industry RFC processes and includes three basic steps:

  1. Team-DRAFT: Google document drafted by & shared amongst the submitting team 
  2. BDCatalyst-DRAFT: Google document shared with the BioData Catalyst Consortium for comment and iteration
  3. BDCatalyst-RFC: the final Google document posted for optional comment (but not alteration) from the Consortium

BioData Catalyst Consortium members have approved the use of an RFC process to facilitate consensus, discussions, dissemination of information, key decisions, and solutions. 

Some BioData Catalyst RFCs are appropriate for sharing beyond the BioData Catalyst Consortium and may benefit from more public review and comment. These RFCs will be shared on the public portion of the BioData Catalyst website. Public review and comment is at the discretion of the team, the RFC, and the BioData Catalyst Coordinating Center (BDC3).