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---
redirect_from: "specifications/Tool/specification"
redirect_from: "specifications/Tool/specification/"
name: Tool
status: release
spec_type: Profile
group: tools
use_cases_url: ''
cross_walk_url: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s342mMwfXAGl5uwgTCcwsVLQztxRIDwTi92zEouP33o/edit#gid=1063339077
gh_tasks: https://github.com/BioSchemas/bioschemas/labels/type%3A%20Tool
live_deploy: /liveDeploys/
parent_type: SoftwareApplication
hierarchy:
- Thing
- CreativeWork
- SoftwareApplication
spec_mapping_url: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s342mMwfXAGl5uwgTCcwsVLQztxRIDwTi92zEouP33o/edit#gid=1063339077
spec_info:
title: Tool
subtitle: 'Bioschemas specification for describing a SoftwareApplication in the life-science.'
description: 'The Life Science Tools specification provides a way to describe bioscience tools and software on the World Wide Web.
It defines a set of metadata and vocabularies, built on top of existing technologies and standards, that can be used to represent such tools in Web pages and applications.
The goal of the specification is to make it easier to discover, exchange and integrate information about life science tools across the Internet.'
version: 0.1
version_date: 20180307T144349
official_type: ""
full_example: "https://github.com/BioSchemas/specifications/tree/master/Tool/examples/"
mapping:
- property: applicationCategory
expected_types:
- Text
description: Type of software application, e.g. 'Game, Multimedia'.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: |-
Type of software e.g. database, tool, service.
**Note:** Bioschemas have removed [URL](http://schema.org/URL) from the Expected Types.
marginality: Optional
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: Please choose terms from the 'tool type' table in the [biotools
documentation](https://biotools.readthedocs.io/en/latest/curators_guide.html#tool-type)
example: ""
- property: citation
expected_types:
- CreativeWork
- Text
description: A citation or reference to another creative work, such as another publication,
web page, scholarly article, etc.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: Publication about this software.
marginality: Recommended
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: dateCreated
expected_types:
- Date
- DateTime
description: The date on which the CreativeWork was created or the item was added
to a DataFeed.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Optional
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: dateModified
expected_types:
- Date
- DateTime
description: The date on which the CreativeWork was most recently modified or when
the item's entry was modified within a DataFeed.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Optional
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: description
expected_types:
- Text
description: A description of the item.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: A short description of the item.
marginality: Minimum
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: featureList
expected_types:
- Text
- URL
description: Features or modules provided by this application (and possibly required
by other applications).
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: Please choose values from [EDAM:Operation](http://edamontology.org/operation_0004).
marginality: Minimum
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: '[EDAM:Operation](http://edamontology.org/operation_0004)'
example: ""
- property: hasPart
expected_types:
- CreativeWork
description: |-
Indicates a CreativeWork that is (in some sense) a part of this CreativeWork.
Inverse property: isPartOf.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: |-
Used to describe tools included into suites/bundles/workflows.
**Note:** Bioschemas have changed the Expected Type from [CreativeWork](http://schema.org/CreativeWork) to [SoftwareApplication](http://schema.org/SoftwareApplication).
marginality: Optional
cardinality: ""
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: keywords
expected_types:
- Text
description: Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in
a keywords list are typically delimited by commas.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Optional
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: '[EDAM:Topic](http://edamontology.org/topic_0003)'
example: ""
- property: license
expected_types:
- Text
description: A license document that applies to this content, typically indicated
by URL.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: |-
The applicable software license.
**Note:** Bioschemas have changed the Expected Types from [CreativeWork](http://schema.org/CreativeWork) and [URL](http://schema.org/URL) to [Text](http://schema.org/Text).
marginality: Recommended
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: name
expected_types:
- Text
description: The name of the item.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Minimum
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: offers
expected_types:
- Offer
description: An offer to provide this item—for example, an offer to sell a product,
rent the DVD of a movie, perform a service, or give away tickets to an event.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Optional
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: operatingSystem
expected_types:
- Text
description: Operating systems supported (Windows 7, OSX 10.6, Android 1.6).
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: Operating systems on which the app runs.
marginality: Optional
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: potentialAction
expected_types:
- URL
description: Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in
which this thing would play an 'object' role.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: |-
The input format of the data. Must be one of the [EDAM:Data](http://edamontology.org/data_0006) concept labels or one of its synonyms.
**Note:** Bioschemas have changed the Expected Type from [Action](http://schema.org/Action) to [URL](http://schema.org/URL).
marginality: Optional
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: '[EDAM:Data](http://edamontology.org/data_0006)'
example: ""
- property: publisher
expected_types:
- Organization
- Person
description: The publisher of the creative work.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Recommended
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: rdf:type
expected_types:
- URL
description: ""
type: external
type_url: https://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
bsc_description: This is used by validation tools to indentify the profile used.
You must use the value specified in the Controlled Vocabulary column.
marginality: Minimum
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: '[SIO:000097 (software entity)](http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000097)'
example: ""
- property: softwareHelp
expected_types:
- CreativeWork
description: Software application help.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: A documentation for the tool.
marginality: Optional
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: softwareRequirements
expected_types:
- Text
- URL
description: 'Component dependency requirements for application. This includes runtime
environments and shared libraries that are not included in the application distribution
package, but required to run the application (Examples: DirectX, Java or .NET
runtime). Supersedes requirements.'
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Optional
cardinality: MANY
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: softwareVersion
expected_types:
- Text
description: Version of the software instance.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: ""
marginality: Minimum
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
- property: url
expected_types:
- URL
description: URL of the item.
type: ""
type_url: ""
bsc_description: URL of the item. This property can be used on a page listing many
software tools, to indicate each individual tool's page.
marginality: Minimum
cardinality: ONE
controlled_vocab: ""
example: ""
---
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
{% include head.html %}
<body>
{% include header.html %}
{% include navbar.html %}
<div class="page-content">
<div class="wrapper">
<div id="main-content-wrapper" class="outer">
<section id="main_content" class="inner">
{% include profile_start.html %}
<div class="spec-table-wrapper">
{% include specification_table.html %}
</div>
</section>
</div>
</div>
</div>
{% include footer.html %}
</body>
</html>
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