BioSchemas for SIB Resources

14 February 2019
Cancellation deadline:
12 February 2019
Alasdair J G Gray (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK), and TBD.

No future instance of this course is planned yet

Overview provides a way to add semantic markup to web pages. It is a community effort supported by main search engines, and is already widely implemented across the web.

Currently, biological content types like pathways and proteins are not well represented in Therefore, is working on specifications to improve the description of generic types in life sciences and to bring forward new biological data types types to Additionally, aims to enable data findability and interoperability in life sciences. It does this by encouraging people in life sciences to use markup, so that their websites and services contain consistently structured information.

In this workshop, you will learn about, its approach and its principles. Focus will be on practical hands-on sessions where developers learn how to annotate their resources using specifications.

This workshop is supported by ELIXIR and is co-organised with experts from


10:30: Welcome words

10:30 - 11:30: ELIXIR Experts on

11:30 - 12:10: SIB Experience on Annotation with

  • 11:30 - 11:40: SWISS-MODEL
  • 11:40 - 11:50: UniProt
  • 11:50 - 12:00: PROSITE, HAMAP, ENZYME
  • 12:00 - 12:10: neXtProt

12:10 - 13:15: Lunch

13:15 - 16:30: Hands-on Session


This workshop is addressed to:

  • Developers of Life science resources (web appl.), priority will be given to SIB developers

Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to:

  • Understand how to use and to annotate web content


Knowledge / competencies

This workshop is designed for web developers who are required to have a basic understanding of HTML, XML and JSON.


Participants are required to bring their own portable computers for the hands-on session.


The workshop is addressed to SIB members/employees and is free of charge. The event is limited to 30 participants, and preference will be given to developers working on SIB resources.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation: 4 February 2019 (cf. general conditions).

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

ELIXIR provides the possibility to obtain travel grants for participants who annotate their resources.

Venue and Time

University of Lausanne, Amphipole building, Room 338:

The workshop will start at 10:30 and end around 16:30. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Séverine Duvaud, Chiara Gabela, Heinz Stockinger

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