Organization DRAFT Specification v. 0.1
The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Organizations group.
Other team members
Provides a way to describe bioscience organizations on the World Wide Web. It defines metadata terms that can be used in the code of web pages and applications, and builds on top of existing technologies and standards. The goal of the specification is to make it easier to discover, exchange and integrate life science organization profiles across the Internet.
Schema.org hierarchyThis is a new Profile that fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:
Thing > Organization
Key to specification table
Schema.org properties where the Expected Types have been changed, or new (i.e., Bioschemas created) properties/types are green.
Schema.org properties/types are red.
Pending Schema.org properties/types are blue.
External (i.e., from 3rd party ontology) properties/types are black.
CD = Cardinality
|Property||Expected Type||Description||CD||Controlled Vocabulary|
|description||Text||Schema: A description of the item.||ONE|
|legalName||Text||Schema: The official name of the organization, e.g. the registered company name.||ONE|
|name||Text||Schema: The name of the item.||ONE|
|rdf:type||URL||Bioschemas: This is used by validation tools to indentify the profile used. You must use the value specified in the Controlled Vocabulary column.||ONE||Missing!|
|sameAs||URL||Schema: URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.||ONE|
|Bioschemas: Scientific topics that describe the organization and its activities, ideally using an ontology term from EDAM:Topic.||MANY||EDAM:Topic|
|type||Text||Bioschemas: The type of the organization should be selected from the Controlled Vocabulary column.||MANY||
|alternateName||Text||Schema: An alias for the item.||ONE|
|contactPoint||ContactPoint||Schema: A contact point for a person or organization.||MANY|
|fundingModel||Text||Bioschemas: A description of how the organization is funded.||ONE|
Schema: Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in a keywords list are typically delimited by commas.
Bioschemas: Keywords to describe the organization. Use complementaty ontology terms which are not available in EDAM. This should not duplicate the information in topic.
|Schema: The location of for example where the event is happening, an organization is located, or where an action takes place.||ONE|
|Schema: An associated logo.||ONE|
|Schema: A member of an Organization or a ProgramMembership. Organizations can be members of organizations; ProgramMembership is typically for individuals. Inverse property memberOf.||MANY|
|Schema: An Organization (or ProgramMembership) to which this Person or Organization belongs. Inverse property member.||MANY|
|membershipCategory||Offer||Bioschemas: Defines a membership category and associated fees (for projects and alliances etc.).||MANY|
Bioschemas: To record if the organization is still alive, and if it were are project or alliance, what the outcome was, or if it has closed down or merged, why and when.
Note: There is a health-lifesci.status, but this is not related to the current status property.
|url||URL||Schema: URL of the item.||MANY|
|attachment||URL||Bioschemas: Any files or related websites which give more information about this organization, e.g., flyers, third party sites, ...||MANY|
|budget||PriceSpecification||Bioschemas: The annual (or total - for a project) budget for the organization.||ONE|
|dateFounded||Date||Bioschemas: The date the organization was originally founded. If created through a merger, this should be the foundation date of the purchasing organization.||ONE|
Schemas: The date on which the CreativeWork was most recently modified or when the item's entry was modified within a DataFeed.
Bioschemas: The date when the organization information was last modified.
|department||Organization||Schema: A relationship between an organization and a department of that organization, also described as an organization (allowing different urls, logos, opening hours). For example: a store with a pharmacy, or a bakery with a cafe.||MANY|
|dissolutionDate||Date||Schema: The date that this organization was dissolved.||ONE|
|Bioschemas: For an alliance or collaboration or project, the founding members.||MANY|
|Schema: Products owned by the organization or person.||MANY|
|parentOrganization||Organization||Schema: The larger organization that this organization is a subOrganization of, if any.||ONE|
|socialMedia||URL||Bioschemas: Link to social media websites like twitter or facebook.||MANY|
|subOrganization||Organization||Schema: A relationship between two organizations where the first includes the second, e.g., as a subsidiary. See also: the more specific 'department' property.||MANY|