Since v3.5.0

A post, role or position within an organization or body. This describes a position one or more people may occupy and not the occupation of the post by a specific individual at a specific point in time. 'subnationalArea' should be used to further restrict the scope of the position. It should not simply represent some regional aspect of the role - e.g. the constituency of a national member of parliament - when their legislative jurisdiction is nationwide.


graph BT Position(Position) Thing(Thing) click Thing "/explorer/schemata/Thing" class Position node-primary Position-->Thing




Abstract schemata are used for inheritance only and shouldn’t be used directly.



Entities using a generated schema shouldn’t be created directly by users.



Entities using a matchable schema can be used for matching and cross-referencing.



Entities using a hidden schema shouldn’t be displayed in user interfaces or created by users.


FollowTheMoney has well-defined semantics for different representations of entities, for example in a network graph or in a timeline.

  • In a network graph, entities should be represented as a vertex.
  • In a timeline, inceptionDate should be used as the temporal start. dissolutionDate should be used as the temporal end.
  • Position entities have no temporal extent, i.e. they are not suitable for representation in a timeline.


Name Label Type
Thing:name Name name
Thing:country Country country
Position:subnationalArea Subnational jurisdiction name or code string
Thing:address Address address
Thing:addressEntity Address Address
Thing:alephUrl Aleph URL url
Thing:alias Other name name
Thing:candidateSimilars Similar to this Similar
Thing:courtCase Court cases CourtCaseParty
Thing:createdAt Created at date
Thing:description Description text
Position:dissolutionDate Dissolution date date
Thing:documentedBy Documents Documentation
Position:inceptionDate Inception date date
Thing:indexText Index text text
Thing:keywords Keywords string
Thing:matchSimilars Similar as this Similar
Thing:modifiedAt Modified on date
Thing:noteEntities Notes Note
Thing:notes Notes text
Position:numberOfSeats Total number of seats number
Position:occupancies Position holders Occupancy
Position:organization Organization Organization
Thing:previousName Previous name name
Thing:program Program string
Thing:proof Source document Document
Thing:publisher Publishing source string
Thing:publisherUrl Publishing source URL url
Thing:retrievedAt Retrieved on date
Thing:sanctions Sanctions Sanction
Thing:sourceUrl Source link url
Thing:summary Summary text
Thing:topics Topics topic
Thing:unknownLinkFrom Linked from UnknownLink
Thing:unknownLinkTo Linked to UnknownLink
Thing:weakAlias Weak alias name
Thing:wikidataId Wikidata ID identifier
Thing:wikipediaUrl Wikipedia Article url