Version: 0.1 (2018-11-09)
The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Samples group.
Other team members
Schema.org hierarchyThis is a new Type that fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:
Thing > Sample
A material entity that is a portion of a whole.
Comments: Typically samples are intended to be representative of the whole or aspects thereof. Examples of samples include biomedical samples (blood, urine) and commercial samples (carpet, metal).
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
|Properties from Sample (pending schema.org integration).|
|additionalProperty||PropertyValue||A property-value pair representing an additional characteristics of the entitity, e.g. a product feature or another characteristic for which there is no matching property in schema.org.
Note: Publishers should be aware that applications designed to use specific schema.org properties (e.g. http://schema.org/width, http://schema.org/color, http://schema.org/gtin13, ...) will typically expect such data to be provided using those properties, rather than using the generic property/value mechanism.
|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. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.|
|alternateName||Text||An alias for the item.|
|description||Text||A descripton of the item.|
|disambiguatingDescription||Text||A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.|
|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.|
|An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.|
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See
background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity
|name||Text||The name of the item.|
|potentialAction||Action||Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.|
|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.|
A CreativeWork or Event about this Thing..
Inverse property: about.
|url||URL||URL of the item.|