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ready EMBRACE Data and Methods Ontology


General Information
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.

Record updated: Nov. 30, 2016, 6:58 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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Applies to: Data use

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MetaBase - The wiki-database of biological databases
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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)

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

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


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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