An official website of the United States government


BRIDG: An international standard for biomedical research concepts designed to support computable semantic interoperability

The Biomedical Research Integrated Domain Group (BRIDG) Model is a collaborative effort engaging stakeholders from the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), the HL7 BRIDG Work Group, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The goal of the BRIDG Model is to produce a shared view of the dynamic and static semantics for the domain of basic, pre-clinical, clinical, and translational research and its associated regulatory artifacts.

BRIDG Current Activities

  • Providing BRIDG semantics in design of HL7 FHIR research resources/profiles as applicable

Balloting through SDOs

  • Latest Ballot: BRIDG 5.3 was balloted through HL7 in Spring 2019 with the following additional content: NCI National Biomedical Imaging Archive (NBIA) semantics, new views, new diagram metadata reports and CDISC SDTM IG v3.2 harmonization.
  • Ballot comments were reconciled and model changes published as BRIDG 5.3.1.
  • Future Ballots: none currently planned