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Bioschemas Specifications


The Bioschemas profiles define a community agreed layer over the model providing additional constraints. These constraints capture (i) the minimal information properties agreed by the community which are mandatory (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 Version Group Spec. Folder Mapping Use Cases Task & Issues Examples
Beacon A convention for beacon to self-describe. 0.2
DataCatalog Bioschemas specification for describing data repositories and data catalogues in the life-sciences. 0.2
Dataset Bioschemas specification for describing Dataset in the life-science. 0.2
Event Specification for describing an event 0.1
LabProtocol Bioschemas specification describing LabProtocol in the life-science. 0.1
Organization A specification for describing organizations in life sciences 0.1
Person A specification for describing people in life sciences 0.1
Protein Bioschemas specification describing a Protein (PhysicalEntity profile) in Life Sciences 0.4
Sample Bioschemas specification for describing Samples in the life-science. 0.1
Standard Bioschemas specification for describing Standards in the life-science. 0.1
Tool Bioschemas specification for describing SoftwareApplication in the life-science. 0.1
TrainingMaterial A specification for describing training materials in life sciences 0.2


We have found it necessary to propose some additional types to the vocabulary. These are specified below and are expected to be pushed up to once they have stabalised.

Name Short description Version Group Type
BioChemEntity Bioschemas specification describing a physical entity. 0.2
Data Record Bioschemas specification describing a data record in a dataset. 0.1

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