|"I've found the methods section!|
No wait, it was a crumb."
We're trying to improve this with your help.
I have been working with Robert Stevens and Chris Mungall to put together some guidelines for Minimal Information for Reporting an Ontology (MIRO). We would like to publish the guidelines with as much community input as is possible and to that end we have a survey that you can take, average response so far is 9 minutes:
Survey link: https://jamesmalone.typeform.com/to/uJIhzR
The survey asks you to rate the importance of each guideline and optionally comment on each guideline - on any aspect including wording. There's also an opportunity to say what you believe is missing.
Once we have input we will review what we get as feedback and revise the MIRO guidelines appropriately. We will also publish an anonymised summary of the responses to the survey and what we plan to do in response.
By attempting to establish a set of guidelines on what should be reported when writing up an ontology we hope this will make the process of writing a paper easier and make the experience of understanding how an ontology came to be more consistent. To make this as useful as possible then, we need your help as we want to reflect as many concerns as is reasonable to do. So please, do join in, if you use ontologies, read about them, write about them, review them or have an addiction to completing surveys about ontologies.
As always, we thank you in advance you lovely people.
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