Press Release: Open PHACTS releases nanopublication guidelines


Aims & Scope of this Guidelines

This document outlines the relationship between the Open PHACTS System (OPS, see and a semantic data model called nanopublications. The primary aim is to define the format and organisation of nanopublications suitable for inclusion in OPS. This document also clarifies the relationship between nanopublications and “standard RDF” and the relation between nanopublications and large datasets typically found in drug discovery research. In doing so, we also introduce the concept of “prenanopublication”.

Intended Audience

This document is intended for data owners who wish to understand the Open PHACTS approach to nanopublication and adopt this within their own projects and wishing to provide data to Open PHACTS in the most citeable form.

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