Sylvie Maiellaa, Annie Olrya, Marc Hanauera, Valérie Lanneaua, Halima Lourghia, Bruno Donadillea, Charlotte Rodwella, Sebastian Köhlerc, Dominik Seelowc, Simon Juppe, Helen Parkinsone, Tudor Grozaf, Michael Brudnod, Peter N. Robinsonb, Ana Ratha
European Journal of Medical Genetics,
HIPBI-RD (Harmonising phenomics information for a better interoperability in the rare disease field) is a three-year project which started in 2016 funded via the E-Rare 3 ERA-NET program. This project builds on three resources largely adopted by the rare disease (RD) community: Orphanet, its ontology ORDO (the Orphanet Rare Disease Ontology), HPO (the Human Phenotype Ontology) as well as PhenoTips software for the capture and sharing of structured phenotypic data for RD patients. Our project is further supported by resources developed by the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Garvan Institute. HIPBI-RD aims to provide the community with an integrated, RD-specific bioinformatics ecosystem that will harmonise the way phenomics information is stored in databases and patient files worldwide, and thereby contribute to interoperability. This ecosystem will consist of a suite of tools and ontologies, optimized to work together, and made available through commonly used software repositories.