Registry International Standard Name Identifier

ISNI is the ISO certified global standard number for identifying the millions of contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution, including researchers, inventors, writers, artists, visual creators, performers, producers, publishers, aggregators, and more. It is part of a family of international standard identifiers that includes identifiers of works, recordings, products and right holders in all repertoires, e.g. DOI, ISAN, ISBN, ISRC, ISSN, ISTC, and ISWC. The mission of the ISNI International Authority (ISNI-IA) is to assign to the public name(s) of a researcher, inventor, writer, artist, performer, publisher, etc. a persistent unique identifying number in order to resolve the problem of name ambiguity in search and discovery; and diffuse each assigned ISNI across all repertoires in the global supply chain so that every published work can be unambiguously attributed to its creator wherever that work is described.

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Example Identifier
000000012281955X   Resolve

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

Registry Name Metaprefix Metaidentifier
Biolink Model Registry biolink isni miriam isni
Name-to-Thing n2t isni

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE isni:000000012281955X is used to demonstrate the provides available for isni. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URL
International Standard Name Identifier isni
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t