Organisational Structure

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Organisational structure should primarily be modelled using the org ontology, with types from the AIISO as appropriate.


Your main institution should be of type org:FormalOrganization and aiiso:Institution.


It is recommended that you put no structural information in the URI.



It is better to assign a team a unique ID and use that. This will avoid pain and confusion when the organisation restructures.


Sub-units should have org:subOrganizationOf and org:hasSubOrganization relationships with their containing unit.

Sub-units may be included to any degree of detail, but it is strongly recommended that all units referenced in other parts of the open linked data for the org. should be listed in the organogram document

Collegiate universities

If your institution is collegiate, then each college should be of type org:FormalOrganization and aiiso:College.

(TODO: Determine how to associate a college with a university to which it is affiliated.)


<rdf:RDF …>

  ... license etc ...

  <rdf:Description rdf:about="....main org URI...">
    <rdf:type rdf:resource=""/>
    <rdfs:label>University of Example</rdfs:label>
    <org:hasSubOrganization rdf:resource='..../orgpart-001'>
    <org:hasSubOrganization rdf:resource='..../orgpart-002'>
    <org:hasSubOrganization rdf:resource='..../orgpart-003'>

  <rdf:Description rdf:about="..../orgpart-001">
    <rdfs:label>Humanities Division</rdfs:label>