The BFOConvert software was primarily developed by Allen Xiang during 2012 and 2013, and then by Edison Ong in 2015, with the guidance of Drs. Jie Zheng and Dr. Yongqun "Oliver" He. Both Allen and Edison are from Dr. He's group at the University of Michigan Medical School. This research was supported by NIH-NIAID grant R01AI081062.
Oliver designed the web framework. Oliver, Edison, Allen, Jie, and Dr. Barry Smith provided the text description on different pages of the program.
We acknowledge the support from many ontology developers around the world. For example, Dr. James A. Overton provided suggestions and comments during the first version of BFOConvert development. Alan Ruttenberg provides help in terms of the BFO/RO IRI mappings.