The Evidence & Conclusion Ontology is developed on GitHub. If you are interested in getting involved and want to contribute to the project, we encourage you to contact us.

Download

Direct download of the ontology with a web browser:

https://github.com/evidenceontology/evidenceontology

You may download ECO ontology files using a web browser. For the most recent release, navigate to the GitHub repository and click on eco.obo or eco.owl. The full file will load into your browser. Next, click on “Raw” on the upper right side of the page and save according to your preferred method.

Raw files are here:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/evidenceontology/evidenceontology/master/eco.obo https://raw.githubusercontent.com/evidenceontology/evidenceontology/master/eco.owl

Command-line access for downloading the ontology

For those familiar with the command line, please download ECO from our GitHub repository using git:

git clone https://github.com/evidenceontology/evidenceontology.git

Complete instructions are here: https://github.com/evidenceontology/evidenceontology/tree/master/editors

Releases

Here you can download the latest OWL and OBO release. Historical releases are also available for download.

v2021-10-20 latest release

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v2021-10-08

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v2021-10-01

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v2021-08-12

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v2021-07-02

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v2021-06-04

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v2021-05-07

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v2021-03-05

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v2021-01-08

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v2020-11-08

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v2020-09-11

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v2020-08-07

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v2020-06-29

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v2020-06-26

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v2020-05-15

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v2020-05-01

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v2020-04-03

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v2020-03-06

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v2020-02-07

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v2020-01-08

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Resolves #245 - removes external ontology links from OBO file.


v2020-01-07

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This release contains a fix for #245 where three GO terms were incorrectly showing up in the OBO file.


v2020-01-03

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v2019-10-16

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This release includes:

* 'example of usage' annotations from journal publications
* New terms from #236


v2019-09-07

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Definition updates:
* 'mutant phenotype evidence' (ECO:0000015)
* 'double mutant phenotypic evidence' (ECO:0000054)
* 'plasmid maintenance assay evidence' (ECO:0000340)
* 'deletion mutation phenotypic evidence' (ECO:0001038)
* 'computational evidence' (ECO:0007672)

Relocations:
* 'genomic context evidence' (ECO:0000177) moved under 'similarity evidence'
* Some 'used in X assertion' axioms fixed to infer superclasses correctly for 'curator inference' classes

Other updates:
* 'knockout evidence' (ECO:00010910) renamed 'knockout phenotypic evidence'


v2019-06-14

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Release 2019-06-14.

Includes fixes to `eco.obo`.


v2019-05-14

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Release 2019-05-14. Includes date fix for #227 as well as NTR additions.


v2019-04-01

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* Fixes ISO date format on some new terms
* Remove unintended parent from ECO:0000245


Develop

Command-line, GUI & IDE access for developers

If you are a developer already contributing to the ECO project, see complete instructions for checking out and editing here: https://github.com/evidenceontology/evidenceontology/tree/master/editors

If you are not a developer but would like to contribute, we’d love to hear from you! Please either submit a tracker issue request or contact the ECO team.