Release Roadmap


The Allotrope™ Data Format (ADF) and APIs, Allotrope Foundation® Ontologies (AFO) and the first version of Allotrope Data Models (ADM) have all been released into production and are available publicly, under an access model considering both commercial and non-profit use cases (link to Membership & Licensing). 


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


We’re currently working across the Foundation and Partners to develop a prioritized roadmap of:


  • 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.   2019 development

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.


Release Roadmap

Roadmap and Project Release Schedule

We will post an updated roadmap in Q1 2019!

ADF Explorer

We expect to release of the ADF Explorer in July 2017- providing a free application that can open, view and interact with all three parts of the ADF file: the data description, data cube, and data package.


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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