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OAE stands for Ontology of Adverse Events

The OAE is a community-based biomedical ontology in the domain of adverse event. OAE covers the the adverse events followed by medical interventions, such as drug administration or vaccination.

OAE is developed by following the OBO Foundry principles. OAE is an OBO library ontology:



Use the following link to download this ontology:

Issue tracker:

The OAE issue tracker website:

Mailing list and Discussion forum:


Yongqun He Y, Sirarat Sarntivijai, Yu Lin, Zuoshuang Xiang, Abra Guo, Shelley Zhang, Desikan Jagannathan, Luca Toldo, Cui Tao and Barry Smith. OAE: The Ontology of Adverse Events. Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 2014, 5:29 doi:10.1186/2041-1480-5-29. PMID: 25093068. PMCID: PMC4120740.

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