The Arvados community is collaborating closely with several standards efforts.
Common Workflow Language
The goal of the CWL Project is to create specifications that enable data scientists to describe analysis tools and workflows that are powerful, easy to use, portable, and support reproducibility. CWL is the native workflow language for Arvados.
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is a global standards body defining data formats and APIs for precision medicine.