We strive to produce concise, yet descriptive, ontology term labels and definitions. Please review the following points before submitting your request. You can also click below for more information on requesting new terms.

  • Succinct term name (also called a “label”)
  • What generated the evidence should be the focus of the term…
  • Aristotelian definition, in the form of "B is an A that C's"
  • Definitions should be succinct and fit into one sentence
  • Suggest a parent term, either existing or new.
  • Provide a reference for the definition, preferably a PubMed identifier for a non-pay walled publication
  • Additional information or suggestions are welcomed!
    • Please help us refine ECO: if you encounter a problem with an existing term label, definition, or position within the ontology, create a tracker issue.