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  1. VIVO
  2. VIVO-1363

Rename GovernmentAgency to GovernmentOrganization

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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    • Component/s: Ontology
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      Would like to consider renaming the GovernmentAgency type to GovernmentOrganization. Reasons:

      Consistency with other organization sub-types – researchOrganization, studentOrganization, FundingOrganization.
      "Agency" implies a part of some larger government. See, for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_agency
      As a result of the above, data managers are reticent to use GovernmentAgency to refer to the government itself, or to refer to parts of a government that do not appear to be agencies. Examples: US Senate, Government of India.

      https://github.com/openrif/vivo-isf-ontology/issues/715

       

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              mconlon Mike Conlon
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