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Proposing new specifications/types

If you are planning to create a new specification you might find useful to follow this simple guideline about how to create a new Bioschemas specification and this Bioschemas Specification Template.

Specification Examples suggests implementing metadata using Microdata, RDFa or JSON-LD. Depending on the context, any of these can be used for embedding compliant data in web pages or other online resources and services.

Microdata can be used for embedding properties from the specification directly into existing web pages and HTML tags to enrich their description. This microdata can be extracted and further processed by search engines and other applications, but does not affect the "look and feel" of the web page it is embedded in. Using microdata is the easiest method of implementing the specification, as it requires minimal intervention on providers' part.

RDFa (Resource Description Framework in Attributes) is a W3C Recommendation that adds a set of attribute-level extensions to HTML, XHTML and various XML-based document types for embedding rich metadata within web documents, providing an efficient way to express fairly complex structured data, such as relationships among people, places and events.

JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data) is a method of transporting Linked Data using JSON; Linked Data is a way to create a network of standards-based machine interpretable data across different documents and websites. It allows an application to start at one piece of Linked Data, and follow embedded links to other pieces of Linked Data that are hosted on different sites across the Web.

Here you can find useful examples that may help you get started with Bioschemas; click on each section to view the example.


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