The Ontology for Biobanking (OBIB) is an ontology for the annotation and modeling of the activities, contents, and administration of a biobank. Biobanks are facilities that store specimens, such as bodily fluids and tissues, typically along with specimen annotation and clinical data. OBIB is based on a subset of the Ontology for Biomedical Investigation (OBI), has the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) as its upper ontology, and is developed following OBO Foundry principles. The first version of OBIB resulted from the merging of two existing biobank-related ontologies, OMIABIS and biobank ontology.

Prefix
obib
Preferred Prefix
OBIB
Version
2021-02-02
Links
Homepage OWL
Contact
jiezheng@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Pattern
Missing Pattern
Example Identifier
0000389   Resolve
Metaregistry

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 5 mappings to external registries for obib.

Registry Name Metaprefix Metaidentifier
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal OBIB
OBO Foundry obofoundry OBIB
Ontology Lookup Service ols obib
OntoBee ontobee OBIB
Prefix Commons prefixcommons OBIB
Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE obib:0000389 is used to demonstrate the provides available for obib. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URL
Ontology for Biobanking obib http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBIB_0000389
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/obib:0000389
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBIB_0000389
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols/ontologies/obib/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBIB_0000389
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/OBIB/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBIB_0000389