An organization such as a school, NGO, corporation, club, etc.

This type is an extension of schema:Organization.


Name @id Type Description Inherited from
address schema:address PostalAddress or string Postal address for the organization. Organization
alternateNames schema:alternateName Array of string Alternate names (aliases) for the item. Thing
brands schema:brand Array of Brand Brands that the organization is connected with. Organization
contactPoints schema:contactPoint Array of ContactPoint Correspondence/Contact points for the organization. Organization
departments schema:department Array of Organization Departments within the organization. For example, Department of Computer Science, Research & Development etc. Organization
description schema:description Array of BlockContent or Array of InlineContent or string A description of the item. See note 2. Thing
funders schema:funder Array of (Organization or Person) Organization(s) or person(s) funding the organization. Organization
id schema:id string The identifier for this item. Entity
identifiers schema:identifier Array of (PropertyValue or string) Any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing. See note 3. Thing
images schema:image Array of (ImageObject or Format β€˜uri’) Images of the item. Thing
legalName schema:legalName string Legal name for the Organization. Should only include letters and spaces. Organization
logo schema:logo ImageObject or Format β€˜uri’ The logo of the organization. See note 1. Organization
members schema:member Array of (Organization or Person) Person(s) or organization(s) who are members of this organization. Organization
meta stencila:meta object Metadata associated with this item. Entity
name schema:name string The name of the item. Thing
parentOrganization schema:parentOrganization Organization Entity that the Organization is a part of. For example, parentOrganization to a department is a university. Organization
url schema:url Format β€˜uri’ The URL of the item. Thing


  1. logo : This is a singleton property because, at any one time, an organization will usually only have one logo.
  2. description : Allows for the description to be an array of nodes (e.g. an array of inline content, or a couple of paragraphs), or a string. The minItems restriction avoids a string being coerced into an array with a single string item.
  3. identifiers : Some identifiers have specific properties e.g the issn property for the Periodical type. These should be used in preference to this property which is intended for identifiers that do not yet have a specific property. Identifiers can be represented as strings, but using a PropertyValue will usually be better because it allows for propertyID (i.e. the type of identifier).

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This documentation was generated from Organization.schema.yaml.