The Ontologies Data Community of Practice is led by Bioversity International and has been launched as a part of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.
Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the CGIAR Big Data Platform for Agriculture , the CoP Ontologies will span the knowledge domains that are relevant to the Platform with the objective of establishing best practices, and guidelines in the selection of ontologies of reference.
It will also focus on the use and application of semantics for data harmonization at the levels of collection and storage, and for data interoperability and data discovery following the FAIR principles. This space can be used as a discussion area, share and request relevant information and contribute towards building the community as a whole.
Ontologies are important to all data-driven research, and this group serves as an intermediary to assess common goals, needs and opportunities across all Platform CoPs and working groups. The Platform’s INSPIRE projects provide a testbed for combining data sets to address a research question based on its recommendations.
The CoP aims at bringing together experts in ontology design, ontology-driven applications (fieldbooks, databases, annotation tools, query tools, etc), semantic web technologies, specialists from 15 CGIAR Centers, collaborative organizations, as well as sister Platform CoPs, for creating a critical mass of expertise to tackle major issues related to semantics for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data in agriculture. By promoting FAIR data principles, the Ontologies CoP fosters a culture that values data, and enables its members to solve global grand challenges faster, better and at greater scale.
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Elizabeth Arnaud | Email
Elizabeth leads the Ontologies CoP and is a scientist at Bioversity International in Montpellier, France
The Ontologies CoP shares relevant information via the Crop Ontology website that is maintained by Bioversity International, and includes news, information on the next workshops, and links to related projects.
CGIAR MEMBERS ONLY: Hosted and managed by Bioversity International, authenticated access leads to a discussion forum, CoP resources, events, tasks, contact information and working groups. It’s a private and secure location where CGIAR CoP members can share working documents, optimize workflows, and brainstorm.
2017 Work Plan (PDF) – Detailed description of expected outcomes and deliverables for 2017
2018 Work Plan (PDF) – Detailed description of expected outcomes and deliverables for 2018
Crop Ontology Curation Tool – This curation and annotation website is a participatory tool that enables you to browse the Crop Ontology, search for specific terms and access the definition, as well as additional information.