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Radiation Biology Ontology

The RBO is an ontology about Radiation Biology, with emphasis on Space Biology. The effects of all kinds of radiation on biological systems is the subject of much research, both on earth and in space environments. This ontology is designed to support the needs of these investigators, particularly for organizing, describing and archiving data from experiments and observations examining these effects.

See Radiation Research, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics

More information can be found at


Stable release versions

The latest version of the RBO can always be found at:

(note this will not show up until the request has been approved by

Editors' version

Editors of this ontology should use the edit version, src/ontology/rbo-edit.owl


Please use this GitHub repository's Issue tracker to request new terms/classes or report errors or specific concerns related to the ontology.


This ontology repository was created using the ontology starter kit