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Bioschemas Specifications

This page contains release versions of the Bioschemas specifications. Ongoing changes are published via the drafts page.

Should you wish to contact the community to discuss our efforts please email public-bioschemas@w3.org.

Profiles

The Bioschemas' profiles define a community agreed layer over the Schema.org model providing additional constraints. These constraints capture (i) the information properties agreed by the community which are minimum (M), recommended (R), or optional (O), (ii) the cardinality of the property, i.e. whether it is expected to occur once or many times, and (iii) associated controlled vocabulary terms drawn from existing ontologies.

Name Group Use Cases Cross Walk Task & Issues Examples Live Deploys
Beacon
(v0.2)
27 February 2018
Beacons
DataCatalog
(v0.1)
25 February 2018
Data Repositories
DataRecord
(v0.1)
25 February 2018
Datasets
Dataset
(v0.2)
25 February 2018
Datasets
Event
(v0.1)
05 July 2018
Events
Gene
(v0.4)
10 November 2018
Genes
LabProtocol
(v0.2)
09 March 2018
Laboratory Protocols
Protein
(v0.6)
10 November 2018
Proteins
ProteinAnnotation
(v0.4)
25 February 2018
Proteins
ProteinStructure
(v0.4)
25 February 2018
Proteins
Sample
(v0.2)
10 November 2018
Samples
Taxon
(v0.3)
10 November 2018
Biodiversity
Tool
(v0.1)
07 March 2018
Tools
TrainingMaterial
(v0.2)
05 July 2018
Training Materials

Types

We have found it necessary to propose some additional types to the Schema.org vocabulary. These are specified below and are expected to be pushed up to Schema.org once they have stabilised. These types are used as the generic base for some of the profile specifications, such as protein. Again, working versions are published in the drafts page.

Name Group Task & Issues
BioChemEntity
(v0.6)
2018-11-10
Biological Entities
DataRecord
(v0.1)
2018-02-25
Datasets
Gene
(v0.1)
2018-11-10
Genes
LabProtocol
(v0.2)
2018-03-09
Laboratory Protocols
Protein
(v0.1)
2018-11-10
Proteins
Sample
(v0.1)
2018-11-09
Samples
Taxon
(v0.1)
2018-11-09
Biodiversity

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