ECO, the Evidence & Conclusion Ontology: Community standard for evidence information
JournalNucleic Acids Research
PublisherOxford University Press
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AbstractThe Evidence and Conclusion Ontology (ECO) contains terms (classes) that describe types of evidence and assertion methods. ECO terms are used in the process of biocuration to capture the evidence that supports biological assertions (e.g. gene product X has function Y as supported by evidence Z). Capture of this information allows tracking of annotation provenance, establishment of quality control measures and query of evidence. ECO contains over 1500 terms and is in use by many leading biological resources including the Gene Ontology, UniProt and several model organism databases. ECO is continually being expanded and revised based on the needs of the biocuration community. The ontology is freely available for download from GitHub (https://github.com/evidenceontology/) or the projects website (http://evidenceontology. org/). Users can request new terms or changes to existing terms through the projects GitHub site. ECO is released into the public domain under CC0 1.0 Universal. Copyright The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.
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