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
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
Ontology
Appears In
FOVT
Metaregistry

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 6 mappings to external registries for bco.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal 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
Prefix Commons prefixcommons 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