standards > terminology artifact > DOI:10.25504/FAIRsharing.vbejb6
Update in progress: note to all users. FAIRsharing is always available for you to search and discover databases, standards and data policies. However, for producers of these resources who maintain or wish to add new records, please note that editing is disabled until September while we migrate our data to our new, improved system. Read our blog post or get in touch with us for more details.
21/09/21 Ongoing Network Maintenance: From the 21st of September FAIRsharing may be offline at various point during the day; we apologise for any inconvenience.

ready Genomic Feature and Variation Ontology

Abbreviation: GFVO

General Information
The Genomic Feature and Variation Ontology (GFVO) is modeled to represent genomic data using the Resource Description Format (RDF) or Linked Data using JSON (JSON-LD). The GFVO specifically addresses genomic data as it is regularly shared using the GFF3 (incl. FASTA), GTF, GVF and VCF file formats. GFVO simplifies data integration and enables linking of genomic annotations across datasets through common semantics of genomic types and relations. NOTE: GFVO in BioPortal is a simplified version without ontology imports and having class/property equivalences removed.


Countries that developed this resource Norway , Saudi Arabia , United States

Created in 2015

Taxonomic range


How to cite this record GFVO; Genomic Feature and Variation Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 4, 2020, 10:15 a.m.; Last accessed: Sep 28 2021 8:39 a.m.

Publication for citation  GFVO: the Genomic Feature and Variation Ontology. Baran J,Durgahee BS,Eilbeck K,Antezana E,Hoehndorf R,Dumontier M; PeerJ ; 2015; 10.7717/peerj.933;

Record added: Oct. 24, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Record updated: Feb. 4, 2020, 10:14 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

Show edit history

In Collections



Additional Information

External Links


    No tools defined


No XSD schemas defined

Access / Retrieve Data


GFVO: the Genomic Feature and Variation Ontology.

Baran J,Durgahee BS,Eilbeck K,Antezana E,Hoehndorf R,Dumontier M
PeerJ 2015

View Paper (PubMed) View Publication

GFVO Ontology Display

View in BioPortal.

Disclaimer: This widget assumes the availability of the ontology resources in the NCBO BioPortal.

Related Standards

Reporting Guidelines

No guidelines defined

Models and Formats

Identifier Schemas

No identifier schema standards defined


No metrics standards defined

Related Databases (0)

No Related Databases

Implementing Policies

This record is not implemented by any policy.