Generally, this looks like an interesting project and I wonder if we shouldn't be looking to establish links with other data management work in Oxford and beyond. I have been asked to attend a WissKi meeting in September, so it will be interesting to see what common themes we can find.
Among other things, they have assembled a couple of useful ontology-related lists:
- Name authorities: http://www.wiss-ki.eu/techwatch/name-authorities
- Metadata standards: http://www.wiss-ki.eu/techwatch/metadata-standards