Resource Types 3.1

This is the latest version of this vocabulary


The Resource Type vocabulary defines concepts to identify the genre of a resource. Such resources, like publications, research data, audio and video objects, are typically deposited in institutional and thematic repositories or published in ejournals. This vocabulary supports a hierarchical model that relates narrower and broader concepts. Multilingual labels regard regional distinctions in language and term. Concepts of this vocabulary are mapped with terms and concepts of similar vocabularies and dictionaries.


  • Cristina Azorín (Catalan translation)
  • Paola Azrilevich (Spanish translation)
  • Isabel Bernal (Spanish translation)
  • Gültekin Gürdal (Turkish translation)
  • Sawsan Habre (Arabic translation)
  • Juha Hakala (Finnish translation)
  • Yutaka Hayashi (Japanese translation)
  • Ilkay Holt (Turkish translation)
  • Nie Hua (Chinese translation)
  • Hilary Jones (English translation)
  • Tomoko Kataoka (Japanese translation)
  • Laurence Le Borgne (French translation)
  • Ku (Alan) Liping (Chinese translation)
  • Marina Losada (Catalan translation)
  • Susanna Mornati (Italian translation)
  • Brigit Nonó (Catalan translation)
  • Milan Ojsteršek (Slovenian translation)
  • Pedro Príncipe (Portuguese translation)
  • Irina Razumova (Russian translation)
  • Jochen Schirrwagen (German translation)
  • Milica Sevkusic (Serbian translation)
  • Wilko Steinhoff (Dutch translation)


  • COAR Controlled Vocabularies Interest Group

Change Log

  • Serbian translations added
  • The Dataset top concept was expanded to include 13 sub-concepts: aggregated data, clinical trial data, compiled data, encoded data, experimental data, genomic data, geospatial data, laboratory notebook, measurement and test data, observational data, recorded data, simulation data and survey data.
  • The Patent top concept was expanded to include 6 sub-concepts: PCT application, design patent, plant patent, plant variety protection, software patent and utility model.
  • The Design top concept was expanded to include 2 sub-concepts: industrial design and layout design.
  • The following concepts/sub-concepts were added: source code, conference presentation, other periodical, research protocol, peer review, commentary, transcription and trademark.
  • The following concepts were removed from this version of the vocabulary: interview, report par, contribution to journal, internal report, other type of report, report to funding agency and periodical. These concepts remains in the earlier versions of the vocabulary, and the PURL URIs continue to resolve.