DataCatalog Specification v. 0.1
Bioschemas specification for describing data repositories and data catalogs in the life-sciences.
The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Data Repositories group.
Other team members
Rafael C Jimenez
A guide for how to describe data catalogs/repositories in the life-sciences using Schema.org-like annotation.
Schema.org hierarchyThis is a new Profile that fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:
Thing > CreativeWork > DataCatalog
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|
Schema: Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in a keywords list are typically delimited by commas.|
Bioschemas: Use terms from Controlled Vocabularies where possible.
Schema: The service provider, service operator, or service performer; the goods producer. Another party (a seller)
may offer those services or goods on behalf of the provider. A provider may also serve as the seller.
Bioschemas: Contact information for this data repository/catalog.
|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!|
|url||URL||Schema: URL of the item.||ONE|
|alternateName||Text||Schema: An alias for the item.||MANY|
Schema: A citation or reference to another creative work, such as another publication, web page, scholarly article, etc.||MANY|
Schema: The date on which the CreativeWork was most recently modified or when the item's entry was modified within a DataFeed.|
BioSchemas: The date on which the data catalog/repository was most recently modified.
|dataset||Dataset||Schema: A dataset contained in this catalog. Inverse-property: includedInDataCatalog.||MANY|
Schema: The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides
dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.|
Bioschema: Unique identifier for the data catalog.
|Schema: A license document that applies to this content, typically indicated by URL.||ONE|
|publication||PublicationEvent||Schema: A publication event associated with the item.||MANY|
||Schema: The Organization on whose behalf the creator was working.||MANY|
||Schema: Date of first broadcast/publication.||ONE|
|Schema: Media type, typically MIME format (see IANA site) of the content e.g. application/zip of a SoftwareApplication binary. In cases where a CreativeWork has several media type representations, 'encoding' can be used to indicate each MediaObject alongside particular fileFormat information. Unregistered or niche file formats can be indicated instead via the most appropriate URL, e.g. defining Web page or a Wikipedia entry.||MANY|