Responsiveness Automated Check

Discussion on this check can be found here.


  1. The ontology must have a tracker.


First, read the FAQ on how to edit the metadata for your ontology.

Adding a Tracker

If you do not already have a version control repository that has an Issues Tracker, create one. We recommend creating a GitHub Repository. To do this, you will need to create a GitHub account if you do not already have one.

Once you have a version control repository, add the following to your metadata file (replacing with the link to your repository’s issue tracker):



The registry data is checked for ‘tracker’ entry. If it is missing, this is an error.

import dash_utils
from dash_utils import format_msg

def is_responsive(data):
    """Check fp 20 - responsiveness.
    If the ontology has an active issue tracker, PASS.

        data (dict): ontology registry data from YAML file

        PASS or ERROR with optional help message
    if 'tracker' in data:
        tracker = data['tracker']
        tracker = None

    if tracker is None:
        return {'status': 'ERROR', 'comment': 'Missing tracker'}
    return {'status': 'PASS'}