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Vocabularies for bioinformatics


  • Basic knowledge of biology is required for this course. No particular bioinformatics competencies are required to take this course.


  • None

What is delivered as part of the course

Description: This is an e-learning course from SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

Learning objectives


At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe different types of vocabularies in bioinformatics
  • Understand why vocabularies are essential to data interoperability

Learning outcomes

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

  • List the different types of vocabularies
  • Give examples of commonly used vocabularies
  • Describe uses of vocabularies
  • Find vocabularies



  • Monique Zahn, SIB

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