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

Preferred Prefix
biodiversity biological sample biological sample annotation ecology environmental material metagenomics obo ontology taxonomic classification taxonomy
Homepage Repository OWL
Ramona Walls   0000-0001-8815-0078   ramonawalls
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Biological Collections Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000081   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Biological Collections Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
2014 Semantics in support of biodiversity knowledge discovery: an introduction to the biological collections ontology and related ontologies

A summary of the relations in the Bioregistry schema can be found here.

Appears In (1) (bioregistry.schema:0000018 )
Metaregistry Biological Collections Ontology

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

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

When using this resource in RDF, the following URI format should be used:$1


A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier 0000081 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Biological Collections Ontology. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Biological Collections Ontology bco
Biological Collections Ontology (RDF) rdf
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal