An information standard for the desription of bioinformatics software tools, that lists software attributes that must be specified within a 5-tier scale of description completeness and quality. It is based on biotoolsSchema and the EDAM ontology. The standard is being adopted by bio.tools - the ELIXIR Tools and Data Services Registry.
- Broadly applicable to diverse types of tool including application software, workflows and APIs.
- Uses software attributes defined in biotoolsSchema.
- Makes heavy use of controlled vocabularies including the EDAM ontology for types of data, data formats, operations and common topics.
- It is an open community-driven project.