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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 Short description Spec. Use Cases Task & Issues Examples
Beacon
(v0.2)
A convention for beacon to self-describe.
DataCatalog
(v0.1)
Bioschemas specification for describing data repositories and data catalogues in the life-sciences.
DataRecord
(v0.1)
Bioschemas specification describing a record in a dataset.
Dataset
(v0.2)
Bioschemas specification for describing Dataset in the life-science.
Event
(v0.1)
Specification for describing an event in the Life Sciences
LabProtocol
(v0.2)
Bioschemas specification describing LabProtocol in the life-science.
Protein
(v0.4)
Bioschemas specification describing a Protein (BioChemEntity profile) in Life Sciences
ProteinAnnotation
(v0.4)
ProteinStructure
(v0.4)
Bioschemas specification describing a ProteinStructure (BioChemEntity profile) in Life Sciences
Sample
(v0.1)
Bioschemas specification for describing Samples in the life-science
Tool
(v0.1)
Bioschemas specification for describing a SoftwareApplication in the life-science.
TrainingMaterial
(v0.2)
A specification for describing training materials in life sciences

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 stabalised. Again, working versions are published in the drafts page.

Name Short description Type spec.
BioChemEntity
(v0.1)
Bioschemas specification describing a physical entity.
DataRecord
(v0.1)
Bioschemas specification describing a record in a dataset.
LabProtocol
(v0.1)
Bioschemas specification describing LabProtocol in the life-science.

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