Human Phenotype Ontology

  • We suggest that you follow standard scientific citation practice if you use the HPO in publications.
  • Services and products have to display a short acknowledgement statement, that makes clear that the service/product is using HPO.


When using or mentioning HPO, please cite:

Sebastian Köhler, Nicole Vasilevsky, Mark Engelstad, Erin Foster, et al. The Human Phenotype Ontology in 2017
Nucl. Acids Res. (2017) doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1039

Citation in products/services

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