Bioschemas support to FAIR

FAIR on Training Material and Training Events Nettab 2018

Victoria Dominguez Del Angel @vic_bioinfo

Why caring about Training and event Training in life science scientists?

  • Explosion of data analyze
  • Thousand of possible tools and pipelines for specific analyses
  • Find accurate learning path to improve skills and curriculum

Find training through Search Engines is not always easy

  • Small labs, departments and organizations do not typically have as much traffic as larger institutions so are ranked lower in search results
  • Harder to find advanced or niche topics. Training about common topics and introductory courses are more visible as they’re more popular
  • Ending: Search engines are not optimal for finding training

FAIR Model




  • Metadata description (YAML file, JSON-LD)
  • Integration with ontologies as EDAM ONTOLOGY (link with other resources) DAG EDAM Browser
  • Integration with FAIR resources (Dataset, tools and so on)
  • Technical support for different platforms


Beyond FAIR

  • Open development process on GitHub, GITLab & via Gitter
  • Open education movement
  • Open Data

TeSS Critical ressource for training in Bioinformatics

* TeSS Portal

TeSS in numbers

Bioschemas on Goblet AGM 2017

  • Goblet
  • Having markup in training materials allows training registries to find your materials
  • Event vocabulary:; Event schema has many attributes, which not be important for training materials or courses
  • Need to decide if event or course is better, as above groups use Event schema
  • based on (Topic: EDAM ontology)
  • based on

Methodology for adopting a new profile

  • Find and characterize Use cases
    • TeSS and other training websites
  • Perform a Cross Walk
    • Compared the metadata presented by 15 training providers
    • Discussed and determined cardinality, minimum, controlled vocabs
  • Keep discussion alive with Tasks and issues
  • Forum for ongoing discussion via Github Issues
  • Make Examples
  • Show code examples to give adopters a sense of how to join

Bioschemas Cross Walk (Training Materials)

Adding Bioschemas to a website

  • Map existing metadata to fields described by Bioschemas vocabulary
  • Create a Expose those variables


Ongoing Work (TeSS and Goblet)

  • We are currently working on an enhancement to Making Bioschemas for

Special Thanks


Wrap up

  • Bioschemas is a community project which;
    • Creates specifications for Life science resources : Proteins, Samples, Beacons, Tools, Training, Person, etc
    • Create an enhanced interoperability layer to apply over
    • Cardinality, Minimum information, controlled vocabularies: this constrains the content and format of the loose to allow automatic extraction
    • Creates tools to make bioschemas easier to create, validate, and extract

Wrap up

  • Join the W3C Bioschemas Community Group (detailed instructions below), this will also subscribe you to the mailing list
  • Get involved in discussions on GitHub and Gitter
  • Join our Slack workspace

What are you waiting for?