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Title: The National Center for Biomedical Ontology: Advancing Biomedicinethrough Structured Organization of Scientific Knowledge

Abstract

The National Center for Biomedical Ontology(http://bioontology.org) is a consortium that comprises leadinginformaticians, biologists, clinicians, and ontologists funded by the NIHRoadmap to develop innovative technology and methods that allowscientists to record, manage, and disseminate biomedical information andknowledge in machine-processable form. The goals of the Center are: (1)to help unify the divergent and isolated efforts in ontology developmentby promoting high quality open-source, standards-based tools to create,manage, and use ontologies, (2) to create new software tools so thatscientists can use ontologies to annotate and analyze biomedical data,(3) to provide a national resource for the ongoing evaluation,integration, and evolution of biomedical ontologies and associated toolsand theories in the context of driving biomedical projects (DBPs), and(4) to disseminate the tools and resources of the Center and to identify,evaluate, and communicate best practices of ontology development to thebiomedical community. The Center is working toward these objectives byproviding tools to develop ontologies and to annotate experimental data,and by developing resources to integrate and relate existing ontologiesas well as by creating repositories of biomedical data that are annotatedusing those ontologies. The Center is providing training workshops inontology design, development, and usage, and is also pursuing research inontology evaluation, quality, and use of ontologies to promote scientificdiscovery. Through themore » research activities within the Center,collaborations with the DBPs, and interactions with the biomedicalcommunity, our goal is to help scientists to work more effectively in thee-science paradigm, enhancing experiment design, experiment execution,data analysis, information synthesis, hypothesis generation and testing,and understand human disease.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Institutes of Health. National Center forBiomedical Ontology Grant U54 HG004028
OSTI Identifier:
890687
Report Number(s):
LBNL-60314
R&D Project: L0324A; BnR: 600305000
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231; NIH1-U54-HG004028-01
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology; Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: Summer 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59; 99; Biomedicine ontologies bioinformatics

Citation Formats

Rubin, Daniel L., Lewis, Suzanna E., Mungall, Chris J., Misra,Sima, Westerfield, Monte, Ashburner, Michael, Sim, Ida, Chute,Christopher G., Solbrig, Harold, Storey, Margaret-Anne, Smith, Barry, Day-Richter, John, Noy, Natalya F., and Musen, Mark A.. The National Center for Biomedical Ontology: Advancing Biomedicinethrough Structured Organization of Scientific Knowledge. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1089/omi.2006.10.185.
Rubin, Daniel L., Lewis, Suzanna E., Mungall, Chris J., Misra,Sima, Westerfield, Monte, Ashburner, Michael, Sim, Ida, Chute,Christopher G., Solbrig, Harold, Storey, Margaret-Anne, Smith, Barry, Day-Richter, John, Noy, Natalya F., & Musen, Mark A.. The National Center for Biomedical Ontology: Advancing Biomedicinethrough Structured Organization of Scientific Knowledge. United States. doi:10.1089/omi.2006.10.185.
Rubin, Daniel L., Lewis, Suzanna E., Mungall, Chris J., Misra,Sima, Westerfield, Monte, Ashburner, Michael, Sim, Ida, Chute,Christopher G., Solbrig, Harold, Storey, Margaret-Anne, Smith, Barry, Day-Richter, John, Noy, Natalya F., and Musen, Mark A.. Mon . "The National Center for Biomedical Ontology: Advancing Biomedicinethrough Structured Organization of Scientific Knowledge". United States. doi:10.1089/omi.2006.10.185.
@article{osti_890687,
title = {The National Center for Biomedical Ontology: Advancing Biomedicinethrough Structured Organization of Scientific Knowledge},
author = {Rubin, Daniel L. and Lewis, Suzanna E. and Mungall, Chris J. and Misra,Sima and Westerfield, Monte and Ashburner, Michael and Sim, Ida and Chute,Christopher G. and Solbrig, Harold and Storey, Margaret-Anne and Smith, Barry and Day-Richter, John and Noy, Natalya F. and Musen, Mark A.},
abstractNote = {The National Center for Biomedical Ontology(http://bioontology.org) is a consortium that comprises leadinginformaticians, biologists, clinicians, and ontologists funded by the NIHRoadmap to develop innovative technology and methods that allowscientists to record, manage, and disseminate biomedical information andknowledge in machine-processable form. The goals of the Center are: (1)to help unify the divergent and isolated efforts in ontology developmentby promoting high quality open-source, standards-based tools to create,manage, and use ontologies, (2) to create new software tools so thatscientists can use ontologies to annotate and analyze biomedical data,(3) to provide a national resource for the ongoing evaluation,integration, and evolution of biomedical ontologies and associated toolsand theories in the context of driving biomedical projects (DBPs), and(4) to disseminate the tools and resources of the Center and to identify,evaluate, and communicate best practices of ontology development to thebiomedical community. The Center is working toward these objectives byproviding tools to develop ontologies and to annotate experimental data,and by developing resources to integrate and relate existing ontologiesas well as by creating repositories of biomedical data that are annotatedusing those ontologies. The Center is providing training workshops inontology design, development, and usage, and is also pursuing research inontology evaluation, quality, and use of ontologies to promote scientificdiscovery. Through the research activities within the Center,collaborations with the DBPs, and interactions with the biomedicalcommunity, our goal is to help scientists to work more effectively in thee-science paradigm, enhancing experiment design, experiment execution,data analysis, information synthesis, hypothesis generation and testing,and understand human disease.},
doi = {10.1089/omi.2006.10.185},
journal = {OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology},
number = 2,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Mon Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}