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ready Common Anatomy Reference Ontology

Abbreviation: CARO

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The Common Anatomy Reference Ontology (CARO) is being developed to facilitate interoperability between existing anatomy ontologies for different species, and will provide a template for building new anatomy ontologies. CARO will be described in Anatomy Ontologies for Bioinformatics: Principles and Practice Albert Burger, Duncan Davidson and Richard Baldock (Editors).

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CARO – The Common Anatomy Reference Ontology

Melissa A. Haendel, Fabian Neuhaus, David Osumi-Sutherland, Paula M. Mabee, Jos L.V. MejinoJr., Chris J. Mungall, Barry Smith
Anatomy Ontologies for Bioinformatics, Volume 6 of the series Computational Biology pp 327-349 2008

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The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry is a collective of ontology developers that are committed to collaboration and adherence to shared principles. The mission of the OBO Foundry is to develop a family of interoperable ontologies that are both logically well-formed and scientifically accurate. To achieve this, OBO Foundry participants voluntarily adhere to and contribute to the development of an evolving set of principles including open use, collaborative development, non-overlapping and strictly-scoped content, and common syntax and relations, based on ontology models that work well, such as the Gene Ontology (GO). The OBO Foundry is overseen by an Operations Committee with Editorial, Technical and Outreach working groups.

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