National Center for Biomedical Ontology

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The National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) is one of the National Centers for Biomedical Computing, and is funded by the NIH. Among the goals of the NCBO are to provide tools for discovery and access of biomedical ontologies, which are a type of controlled vocabulary designed to allow the expression of complex relationships in machine-readable form.[1]

The NCBO has facilities at Stanford University, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Victoria, and the University at Buffalo.[2]

Among the products associated with the NCBO are the Open Biomedical Ontologies[3]


  1. ^ "About NCBO". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Musen MA, Noy NF, Shah NH, et al. (2012). "The National Center for Biomedical Ontology". J Am Med Inform Assoc. 19 (2): 190–5. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000523. PMC 3277625Freely accessible. PMID 22081220. 
  3. ^ Smith B, Ashburner M, Rosse C, et al. (November 2007). "The OBO Foundry: coordinated evolution of ontologies to support biomedical data integration". Nat. Biotechnol. 25 (11): 1251–5. doi:10.1038/nbt1346. PMC 2814061Freely accessible. PMID 17989687. 

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