Ontology

Abbreviation

Comments

NIF Module

Map or Import

Whole or partial

Basic Formal Ontology

BFO

 

Upper ontology

Import

Whole

Biological Relations Ontology

RO

 

Upper ontology

Import

Whole

Biomedical Research Network Lexicon

BIRNLex

No longer supported;  entirely imported into NIF

NIF Anatomy, organism, investigation

Import

Whole

Biomedical Resource Ontology

BRO

 

NIF resource

Map

As needed

Chemical Entities of Biological Interest

CHEBI

 

NIF Molecule

Import

As needed

Gene Ontology:  Biological process

GO

 

 

Import

Whole

Gene Ontology:  Cellular component

GO

Planned to replace SAO in NIF subcellular. Currently imported with equivalent mappings with NIF Subcellular.

NIF subcellular

Import

Whole

Neural Electromagnetic ontologies

NEMO

 

NIF function

Import

Whole

Neuronames

 

 

NIF anatomy

Map

Partial

Phenotype and trait ontology

PATO

 

NIF quality

Import

Whole

Ontology of biomedical investigation

OBI

Need to update proxy classes

NIF investigation

Import

As needed

Protein ontology

PRO

Import into NIF molecule

NIF molecule

Import

Whole

Disease ontology

DO

 

NIF disease

Import

Whole

UBERON

UBERON

Imported with equivalent mappings with NIF gross anatomy

NIF gross anatomy

Import

Whole

Eagle-I Resource Ontology

Eagle-I

Imported with equivalent mappings with NIF Investigation and resource ontologies

NIF investigation/resource

Import

Whole

Cognitive Paradigm Ontology

CogPO

 

NIF investigation

Import

Whole