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ready Vaccine Ontology

Abbreviation: VO

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The Vaccine Ontology (VO) was created as part of an international community-based effort to represent vaccine knowledge and to support automated reasoning. VO describes the detailed classification and definitions of vaccine components and vaccine administration processes. The Vaccine Ontology is being used in a variety of applications by many user groups in academia and industry.


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Created in 2008

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How to cite this record VO; Vaccine Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Aug. 5, 2019, 1:36 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 01 2021 7:29 p.m.

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Bioinformatics analysis of Brucella vaccines and vaccine targets using VIOLIN.

He Y,Xiang Z
Immunome Res 2010

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Ontology representation and analysis of vaccine formulation and administration and their effects on vaccine immune responses.

Lin Y,He Y
J Biomed Semantics 2012

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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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  • R01AI081062 (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD), Bethesda, MD, USA)