An Archival Resource Key (ARK) is a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that is a multi-purpose persistent identifier for information objects of any type.

Prefix
ark
Links
Homepage
Contact
Missing Contact
Pattern
^(ark\:)/*[0-9A-Za-z]+(?:/[\w/.=*+@\$-]*)?(?:\?.*)?$
Namespace in Pattern
True (ark:)
Example Identifier
/12345/fk1234   Resolve
Metaregistry

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 3 mappings to external registries for ark.

Registry Name Metaprefix Metaidentifier
Identifiers.org miriam ark
Name-to-Thing n2t ark
Prefix Commons prefixcommons ARK
Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE ark:/12345/fk1234 is used to demonstrate the provides available for ark. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URL
Archival Resource Key ark http://n2t.net/ark:/12345/fk1234
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/ark:/12345/fk1234
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/ark:/12345/fk1234
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/ark:/12345/fk1234