The plans for an instance of the NCBO BioPortal software at GBIF was explored during the winter of 2011/2012 and we expect to make further progress for at least an online demo version during 2012. An eventual permanent BioPortal instance hosted by GBIF will require the use case to be further developed and a need to be identified and described. We would also need to build experience with the BioPortal framework before we could provide any kind of support and help for other users to start using this resource.
One alternative to explore might PERHAPS be to see if it is possible to use the NCBO BioPortal directly as hosted by Stanford University. Such an option would support the recent initiatives to map the biodiversity informatics standards to the genomics standards. --Dag Endresen 13:38, 11 April 2012 (CEST)
The entry points which are currently available are: OBO-Foundry: http://obo-foundry.bioportal.bioontology.org Unified Medical Language Systems: http://umls.bioportal.bioontology.org Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid: http://cabig.bioportal.bioontology.org Clinical and Translational Science Awards: http://ctsa.bioportal.bioontology.org CTSA Health Ontology Mapper: http://ctsa-hom.bioportal.bioontology.org Proteomics Standards Initiative: http://psi.bioportal.bioontology.org WHO Family of International Classifications: http://who-fic.bioportal.bioontology.org Consultative Group on Intl Agricultural Research: http://cgiar.bioportal.bioontology.org
Hosting an OWLDoc visualization of OWL ontologies would be easy to set up (as a first step), but this is obviously far from the functionality provided by the BioPortal software. --Dag Endresen 14:47, 11 April 2012 (CEST)