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Wednesday, July 7 • 21:00 - 22:20
W-3.8: EDAM ontology, tools, and community

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EDAM is an ontology of data analysis and data management in life sciences. The structure of EDAM is relatively simple, divided into 4 main sub-ontologies:

  • Topic
  • Operation
  • Data (incl. Identifier)
  • Format

EDAM is used in numerous resources including Galaxy, bio.tools, Debian, WorkflowHub, the ELIXIR Europe training portal TeSS, or BIII (the BioImage Informatics Index). Thanks to the annotations with EDAM, computational tools, workflows, data, and educational materials are easier to find, compare, choose, and integrate.

In Galaxy, EDAM is used for annotation of tools, and of types of data/data formats. There is a new option for administrators of a Galaxy server, to visualise the tools panel by EDAM concepts (galaxyproject/galaxy#10592). 🌌

EDAM contributes to open science also by serving as an ontology for provenance metadata, making the data more understandable, findable, and comparable. EDAM and its applications lower the barrier and effort for scientists and citizens alike, towards doing scientific research in a more open, reliable, and inclusive way.

The EDAM community brings together software engineers and science experts (academic, industrial, citizen), professionals & volunteers. Along with the ontology, this community has developed a number of tools that enhance user experience with EDAM:

  • 🌲 EDAM Browser is a lightweight & fast web-based ontology browser that provides a number of user-oriented features such as aggregated search across various EDAM-annotated resources (e.g. bio.tools, TeSS, …).
  • 🧾 EDAMmap is a tool for text mining EDAM concepts from articles.
  • 🍪 EDAM Popovers is a Firefox add-on for showing details of EDAM concepts found in a website. Great for Galaxy code on GitHub. 🙌

Melissa Black - Outreachy intern (EDAM), São Paulo, BR; moving to Los Angeles, U.S.
Hager Eldakroury - Ain Shams University, Outreachy intern (EDAM), Cairo, EG
Sakshi Dhamija - ABV - Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, IN
Rashika Rathi - Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, IN
Ankita Priya - Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, IN
Anne Machinda - independent contributor, Bamenda, CM
Uttam Singh Khanduja - Medicaps University, Indore, IN
Gloria Umutesi - independent contributor, Kigali, RW
Anita Op - independent contributor, NG
Precious Chieke - independent contributor, NG
Steve Laurie - Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica, Barcelona, ES
Mads Kierkegaard - University of Southern Denmark, Ødense, DK
Veit Schwämmle - University of Southern Denmark, Ødense, DK
Chris Hunter - GigaScience GigaDB, Hong Kong, CN
Jonathan Karr - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, US
Drashti Patoliya - independent contributor, Surat, IN
Sunday Cletus Nkwuda - freelancer, volunteer contributor, Outreachy intern (Debian), Kaduna, NG
Guneet Singh - independent contributor, BV
Pooja Yadav - independent contributor, Outreachy intern (LLVM), Goa, IN
Kelly D'oleo - independent contributor, New York City, US
Marlene Cherop - independent contributor, KE
Tawah Peggy Che Nico - University of Buea, CM
Tosin Bakare - independent contributor, Lagos, NG
Chiamaka Uzuegbu - independent contributor, NG
ellschi - independent contributor, DE
ZM202 - independent contributor, US
Babsbarokah - independent contributor, Lagos, NG
Jon Ison - Institut Français de Bioinformatique (at the time of contribution), FR
Alban Gaignard - University of Nantes, FR
Erik Jaaniso - University of Tartu, EE
Ivan Kuzmin - University of Tartu, EE
Helena Rasche - Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam and Avans University of Applied Sciences, NL
Bryan Brancotte - Institut Pasteur, Paris, FR
Matúš Kalaš - University of Bergen, NO
Hervé Ménager - Institut Pasteur, Paris, FR


Hager Eldakroury

Outreachy Intern, EDAM


Outreachy Intern, EDAM

Wednesday July 7, 2021 21:00 - 22:20 CEST
Poster / Demo / Sponsor Hall https://live.remo.co/e/galaxy-poster-session This building has sponsors and the Career Center on the first/ground floor, and posters/demos on the 2-6 floors. Take the elevator!

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