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.

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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

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 4 mappings to external registries for biosample.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
Cellosaurus Registry cellosaurus BioSample miriam biosample
Name-to-Thing n2t biosample
Prefix Commons prefixcommons BIOSAMPLE

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE biosample:SAMEA2397676 is used to demonstrate the provides available for biosample. 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
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here.

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