The PROJECT ontology is designed to enable publication of information describing projects, including research projects. It is not designed to support project management, though sub-activities are included. As far as possible PROJECT is intended to be domain-neutral, and it is expected that domains and applications will specialize or extend this ontology for more specific purposes.
The ontology gives terms to support the representation of:
- project planning, funding, goals
- project stakeholders and relationships
- project activities and timeline
One specialization is included - the **Research Project** - which has been the subject of several predecessor designs that have informed the design of this ontology.
PROJECT extends the W3C PROV-O ontology. Otherwise, it has no dependencies except for the normal RDF/OWL infrastructure (RDF [rdf11-concepts], RDFS [rdf-schema], OWL [owl2-quick-reference]), Dublin Core [dc-terms] for some ontology metadata, and SKOS [skos-reference] to support some relationships between Role values, and project classification.