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ready Ontology of Vaccine Adverse Events

Abbreviation: OVAE

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The Ontology of Vaccine Adverse Events (OVAE) is a biomedical ontology in the area of vaccine adverse events. While they are extremely useful in decreasing infection prevalence in human populations, vaccines may also induce some unintended adverse events. As vaccine usage increases, the risk of adverse events proportionally increases. To protect public health, it is necessary to represent, study, and analyze various vaccine adverse events (VAES). Two existing ontologies are closely related to the VAE studies. The Ontology of Adverse Events (OAE) is a community-based biomedical ontology in the area of adverse events. The Vaccine Ontology (VO) represents various vaccines, vaccine components, and vaccinations. Both OAE and VO are OBO Foundry candidate ontologies and are developed by following the OBO Foundry principles. To better represent various VAEs and support vaccine safety study, we developed the Ontology of Vaccine Adverse Events (OVAE) as an extension of the biomedical ontologies OAE and VO.


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The Ontology of Vaccine Adverse Events (OVAE) and its usage in representing and analyzing adverse events associated with US-licensed human vaccines.

Marcos E,Zhao B,He Y
J Biomed Semantics 2013

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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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