The BioSample Database stores information about biological samples used in molecular experiments, such as sequencing, gene expression or proteomics. It includes reference samples, such as cell lines, which are repeatedly used in experiments. Accession numbers for the reference samples will be exchanged with a similar database at NCBI, and DDBJ (Japan). Record access may be affected due to different release cycles and inter-institutional synchronisation.

Alternative Prefixes
Missing Contact
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in BioSample should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
SAMEA2397676   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from BioSample should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
2011 BioProject and BioSample databases at NCBI: facilitating capture and organization of metadata
Metaregistry BioSample

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 6 mappings to external registries for this resource with 4 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext BIOSAMPLE
Cellosaurus Cellosaurus Registry logo cellosaurus BioSamples
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.qr6pqk logo miriam biosample
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t biosample
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100012828

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE None:SAMEA2397676 is used to demonstrate the provides available for this resource. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
BioSample biosample
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t
National Center for Biotechnology Information Registry ncbi
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here.

Code Name URL
ddbj BioSample at DNA Data Bank of Japan
ncbi BioSample at NCBI