Infectious Disease Ontology

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Please Visit the Main IDO Website

The main IDO website is

Email List

Please subscribe to the Infectious Disease Ontology email list. Anyone can subscribe, and anyone can email the list. We plan to use the email list to discuss the addition of new terms and proposed changes to the current ontology. To subscribe, visit To email the list, write to

Beginnings of an Infectious Disease Ontology

At the recent Infectious Disease Ontology Workshop (see below), we began preliminary work on a draft infectious disease ontology. OBO edit and Protege OWL versions of the ontology are available for download. Please send comments and suggestions to

Accessible data to test the ontology, existing ontologies of related interest can be found here: Toolbox

Most current version of the ontology can be found here.

Past Meetings


Infectious Disease Ontology Kick-off Workshop and Public Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, NY, September 19-21, 2007


Infectious Disease Ontology Meeting, Buffalo, NY, September 16 - 17, 2008


Presentation by Lindsay Cowell in Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Medinfo 2010 Workshop

There will be an IDO workshop at the 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (Medinfo 2010). A separate wiki for this workshop can be found here: Infectious Disease Ontology Workshop - Medinfo 2010

IDO Workshop, December 8-9, 2010

Further details are [here] Venue: to be determined

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