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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Lynn Schriml

Schriml, Lynn lschriml at
Wed Aug 13 08:40:05 PDT 2014

Hello Ray,
   Thank you for your help with coordinating DO in BioPortal.

I would appreciate your changing the administrator to me, as I am the PI on the project 
The current ‘administrator’ is our listserv. 
Not sure how that happened, as I am the contact. 

I would like to add DO to the categories: 
Biomedical Resources
Neurologic disease
Neurological disorder

Can you add a “Disease” category ? 
I would suggest adding two other categories 

Thank you !! 

On Aug 12, 2014, at 5:54 PM, Ray Fergerson <ray.fergerson at> wrote:

> Lynn,
> The ontology administer sets the categories. For HDO this "person" is
> listed with the BioPortal user name:
> diseaseontology-discussion at
> If you log in with this username you can set the categories for the
> ontology (use the "edit ontology" link at the top of the page).
> If you want me to change the administrator to another account (yours?) I
> can do that as well.
> Your complaint about the category list itself is valid. The category list
> was gotten from some external source some time ago (lost in the mists of
> time). It was never really very good. There was some talk of revising it
> years ago but nothing came of it. We don't want to create our own
> categories. If you could suggest a "well known list" of categories for the
> biomedical domain we would consider switching over to it, though it would
> take some time and effort.
> Ray
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Lynn Schriml
> Name: Lynn Schriml
> Email: lschriml at
> Location:
> Comment:
> I was looking at the Browse page for ontologies.
> Looking at the various categories, I noticed you do not have a category
> for Disease.
> When looking at the various categories, Human, Health, Biomedical
> resources, Neurological disease, Neurological disorder
>   I was surprised to note the Human Disease Ontology was not found under
> any of these categories.
>  Could this be reviewed and updated ? 
> Thank you,
> Lynn Schriml
> Human Disease Ontology PI
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