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Data Record Specification v. 0.1

Bioschemas specification describing a data record in a dataset.


Thing > CreativeWork > Dataset > Data Record
Bioschemas specifications and types list.


A DataRecord acts itself as a dataset although it refers to what could be seen as the minimum compact, complete and auto-descriptive unit in a dataset, i.e., a data record. Bioschemas usage In Life Sciences, data records will represent a BioChemEntity. A link to the represented physical entity should be done via “represents” property.

Property Expected Type Description
Properties from Dataset
distribution DataDownload
A downloadable form of this dataset, at a specific location, in a specific format.
Properties from CreativeWork
citation CreativeWork
A citation or reference to another creative work, such as another publication, web page, scholarly article, etc.
dateCreated Date
The date on which the CreativeWork was created or the item was added to a DataFeed.
dateModified Date
The date on which the CreativeWork was most recently modified or when the item's entry was modified within a DataFeed.
datePublished Date
Date of first broadcast/publication.
keywords Text
Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in a keywords list are typically delimited by commas.
mainEntity Thing
Indicates the primary entity described in some page or other CreativeWork.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL
An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
identifier PropertyValue
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
sameAs URL
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.
url URL
URL of the item.

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