Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another ontology project receives funding

The National Center for Research Resources has awarded (warning: PDF) $998,509 over two years to Northwestern University and the University of Maryland to develop the Disease Ontology. This funding is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The principal investigators are Warren Kibbe, PhD of Northwestern University and Lynn Schriml, PhD, from the University of Maryland.

For more information on the Disease Ontology, see:

    Disease Ontology wiki
    Disease Ontology SourceForge site

The advisors to the project include key members and creators of the Open Biomedical Ontologies Foundry.