Welcome to BioTerms.org
BioTerms.org is a community initiative to define and promote schemas for structured epigenome annotation data. BioTerms defines entities and relationships that are specific to epigenome analysis. These schema components are the fundamental definitions required for the interoperable analysis envisioned by the Epigenome Switchboard project.
- schema.org - Provides generic term definitions (e.g. Number, Text, ListItem)
- Sequence Ontology - Terms and relationships for genome sequence information (e.g. region, sequence_feature)
- Cellosaurus - Controlled vocabulary for cell type names (e.g. K-562, Hep-G2)
By building on these controlled vocabularies, BioTerms not only makes epigenome analysis more interoperable for the epigenome switchboard, but also allows data that follows this schema to be used for other analyses that make use of subsets of these shared vocabularies.
To explore BioTerms, you can view the Documentation or browse the BioTerms Schemas themselves.