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ready EMBRACE Data and Methods Ontology


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EDAM (originally from “EMBRACE Data and Methods”) is an ontology of well established, familiar concepts that are prevalent within bioinformatics, including types of data and data identifiers, data formats, operations and topics.

How to cite this record: EDAM; EMBRACE Data and Methods Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:11 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 24 2018 7:44 a.m.

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EDAM: an ontology of bioinformatics operations, types of data and identifiers, topics and formats.

Ison J,Kalas M,Jonassen I,Bolser D,Uludag M,McWilliam H,Malone J,Lopez R,Pettifer S,Rice P
Bioinformatics 2013

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Grant Number(s)

  • 178885/V30 (The Research Council of Norway)

  • 284209 (European FP7 Capacities Specific Programme)

  • BB/G02264X/1 EMBOSS-BBR (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK)

  • FP7-INFRA-2007-211601 (European FP7 EMBRACE project)

  • LHSG-CT-2004-512092 (European Commission FP6)