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.

The standard has been defined by a community-driven process: everyone is encouraged to join the discussion and contribute.

For enquiries, please mail Jon Ison cc Hans Ienasescu.