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BioSamples type for review

From: Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 08:52:06 +0000
To: "public-bioschemas@w3.org" <public-bioschemas@w3.org>
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Hi All

One of the outcomes of last week’s meeting was for a revised proposal of the Sample type, now renamed to BioSample and nested under BioChemEntity.

I have now updated the type definition which can be found at

A GitHub issue has been created for this proposal. Please review the issue and add comments there.


The most recent comment identifies a few outstanding issues that need to be resolved.

  *    BioSample type definition updated to reflect that it only relates to bio samples. Please review.
  *    New proposal for collector is probably far enough away from the existing creditedTo<https://schema.org/creditedTo> property that we keep it as a separate property
  *    New proposal for custodian property: could the existing accountablePerson<https://schema.org/accountablePerson> be used instead. It might need a tweak of the definition
  *    Existing dateCreated<https://schema.org/dateCreated> property mentions CreativeWork in its description. We probably need that to be updated in the schema.org<http://schema.org> definition.
  *    For geographicLocation I have added location<https://schema.org/location> and locationCreated<https://schema.org/locationCreated>.
     *    Instead of location<https://schema.org/location> would the more specific itemLocation<https://schema.org/itemLocation> make sense?
     *    The definition of locationCreated<https://schema.org/lcoationCreated> mentions CreativeWork so would need rephrasing
  *    Proposed phenotype property needs renaming so that it is not the same as the type (Phenotype). We also need a definition.
  *    Proposed pedigree property needs a definition and also expected types defined.

We are keen to push this forward so that the BioBanks can finalise their markup against this revised type.

Best regards


Alasdair J G Gray
Associate Professor in Computer Science,
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
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