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    Ontology Mapping

    The H3ABioNet/H3Africa Ontology Task Force is mapping H3Africa data to ontologies for the H3Africa catalogue and for submission to the EGA. The diagram below provides a summary of the mapping activities:


    H3Africa project metadata has been mapped to the GECKO ontology to ultimately improve the searching of data in the H3Africa Data and Biospecimen Catalogue.
    Where existing ontologies do not contain relevant terms we have submitted new terms for incorporation, however, in some instances it was necessary to develop new ontolgoies or controlled vocabularies. These include:

    • An extended ethnolinguistic ontology for African populations -under development
    • A Sickle Cell Disease Ontology -developed with the SPAN network and Sickle Cell Disease community
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