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ready Subject Resource Application Ontology

Abbreviation: SRAO

General Information
The Subject Resource Application Ontology (SRAO) is an application ontology describing subject areas / academic disciplines used within FAIRsharing records by curators and the user community. It is built in conjunction with the Domain Resource Application Ontology (DRAO), which contains more specific domain terms and other descriptors. All classes within SRAO come from publicly-available ontologies and controlled vocabularies.

How to cite this record SRAO; Subject Resource Application Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:31 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 19 2019 9:47 a.m.

This record is maintained by PeteMcQ  ORCID  and allysonlister  ORCID

Record added: April 17, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Record updated: April 17, 2018, 1:57 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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A manually curated, searchable portal that maps metadata standards, databases/data repositories and data policies across disciplines, describing both the resources and the relationships between them. Each record in FAIRsharing is curated in collaboration with the maintainers of the resource themselves, ensuring that the metadata in the FAIRsharing registry is accurate and timely. Every record is manually reviewed at least once a year. Records can be collated into collections, based on a project, society or organisation, or Recommendations, where they are collated around a policy, such as a journal or funder data policy. FAIRsharing is also a community activity under the Research Data Alliance (RDA), Force11 and ELIXIR, among other global and discipline specific initiatives.

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