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ready Ontology of Adverse Events

Abbreviation: OAE

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The Ontology of Adverse Events (OAE) is a community-driven ontology that is developed to standardize and integrate data on biomedical adverse events (e.g., vaccine and drug adverse events) and support computer-assisted reasoning. As a result of a medical intervention, events may occur which lie outside the intended consequences of the intervention. Some of these events are adverse events, in the sense that they are pathological bodily processes. For many such adverse events it is unclear whether they are causal consequences of the medical intervention which preceded them, since adverse events may also occur due to other reasons (for example a natural viral infection). OAE was created to represent the whole process from initial medical intervention to subsequent outcomes.


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How to cite this record OAE; Ontology of Adverse Events; DOI:; Last edited: Dec. 16, 2019, 4:53 p.m.; Last accessed: Oct 26 2021 10:41 a.m.

Publication for citation  OAE: The Ontology of Adverse Events. He Y,Sarntivijai S,Lin Y,Xiang Z,Guo A,Zhang S,Jagannathan D,Toldo L,Tao C,Smith B; J Biomed Semantics ; 2014; 10.1186/2041-1480-5-29;

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OAE: The Ontology of Adverse Events.

He Y,Sarntivijai S,Lin Y,Xiang Z,Guo A,Zhang S,Jagannathan D,Toldo L,Tao C,Smith B
J Biomed Semantics 2014

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OBO Foundry
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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