Allotrope Framework Access and Availability

The Allotrope™ Data Format (ADF) and its APIs, as well as the Allotrope Data Models (ADM) are currently released into production and are available to the Allotrope community, under an access model considering both commercial and non-profit use cases (link to Membership & Licensing). Available ADM's can be found here.

The Allotrope Foundation Ontologies are available publicly under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), more details and the Ontologies themselves are available here.

Allotrope Product Roadmap

Allotrope's full-time Product Team actively works across the Foundation Members and Partners in Working Groups and 1:1 to understand needs and priorities. Once the Allotrope Board of Directors approves the Product Team's drafted roadmap it is released and updated quarterly. See the interactive roadmap here. Currently our 2020 roadmap includes:


  • Data Models and Ontology content development for new domains (techniques, instruments, core components of workflows, etc.) to enable creation of structured and contextualized data required for characterization of small or large molecules to support preclinical/clinical development of new chemical entities (NCEs)

  • Enhancements to the APIs

  • Tooling to accelerate the new ontology and data model creation.

We’re always recruiting volunteers to bring their expertise and priorities to the table and help define the ontologies and models for new techniques and workflows.


Allotrope Product Roadmap

What’s next?

The significant upfront investment to date by the Founding Members of Allotrope has positioned us for long term sustainability, and provides an approach, structure and community that can be leveraged with additional incremental investment to extend into other domains of laboratory data.  The future roadmap of techniques, instrument and data types, and use cases will be determined by the community of adopters and implementers and their investments to extend the taxonomies, ontologies and data models.  But, the extensibility and generalization of the Allotrope Framework means it’s not a question of “how”- it’s only a questions of “where” you want to go next!  We have the Framework and a repeatable approach to expand techniques, we just need the subject matter experts willing to collaborate.


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