An Ontology for Description of Drug Discovery Investigations

Da Qi, Ross D. King, Andrew L. Hopkins, G. Bickerton, J. Richard, Larisa N. Soldatova

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The paper presents an ontology for the description of Drug Discovery Investigation (DDI). This has been developed through the use of a Robot Scientist “Eve”, and in consultation with industry. DDI aims to define the principle entities and the relations in the research and development phase of the drug discovery pipeline. DDI is highly transferable and extendable due to its adherence to accepted standards, and compliance with existing ontology resources. This enables DDI to be integrated with such related ontologies as the Vaccine Ontology, the Advancing Clinico-Genomic Trials on Cancer Master Ontology, etc. DDI is available at or
Original languageEnglish
Article number126
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of integrative bioinformatics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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