Registry Biological Collections Ontology

An ontology to support the interoperability of biodiversity data, including data on museum collections, environmental/metagenomic samples, and ecological surveys.

Prefix
bco
Preferred Prefix
BCO
Version
2021-11-14
License
CC0 1.0
Links
Homepage Repository OWL
Contact
Ramona Walls   0000-0001-8815-0078   ramonawalls
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Biological Collections Ontology should match this regular expression:
^\d{7}$

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000081   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Biological Collections Ontology should match this regular expression:
^bco:\d{7}$

Example CURIE
bco:0000081
Publications
2014 Semantics in support of biodiversity knowledge discovery: an introduction to the biological collections ontology and related ontologies.
Ontology
Appears In (1)
FOVT
Metaregistry Biological Collections Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 9 mappings to external registries for bco with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
AberOWL aberowl BCO
AgroPortal agroportal BCO
BioContext biocontext BCO
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal BCO
EcoPortal ecoportal BCO
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.8ktkqy
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry bco
Ontology Lookup Service Ontology Lookup Service logo ols bco
OntoBee ontobee BCO
Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE bco:0000081 is used to demonstrate the provides available for bco. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Biological Collections Ontology bco http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BCO_0000081
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/bco:0000081
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BCO_0000081
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols/ontologies/bco/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BCO_0000081
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/BCO/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BCO_0000081