The Genomic Epidemiology Ontology (GenEpiO) project aims to develop a more comprehensive controlled vocabulary for infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. Recognizing that GenEpiO encompasses many domains, we have formed a GenEpiO consortium for enhancing its content via interested parties that need particular domain terminology. The consortium currently involves over 70 researchers from 15 countries – if you are interested in this, you are encouraged to get involved.  

The ontology files themselves are hosted at  The FAQ explains how to view and/or request ontology terms. You can also view an introductory slideshow.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the following agencies for enabling the design and development of GenEpiO.

Genepio Funders
Canadian Institutes of Health Research