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.

Prefix
biosample
Alternative Prefixes
biosamples
Links
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Contact
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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in BioSample should match this regular expression:
^SAM[NED](\w)?\d+$

Example Local Unique Identifier
SAMEA2397676   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from BioSample should match this regular expression:
^biosample:SAM[NED](\w)?\d+$

Example CURIE
biosample:SAMEA2397676
Metaregistry BioSample

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

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

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 https://www.ebi.ac.uk/biosamples/sample/SAMEA2397676
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/biosample:SAMEA2397676
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/biosample:SAMEA2397676
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/biosample:SAMEA2397676
None CURATOR_REVIEW http://trace.ddbj.nig.ac.jp/BSSearch/biosample?acc=SAMEA2397676
National Center for Biotechnology Information Registry ncbi http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/biosample?term=SAMEA2397676
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here.

Code Name URL
CURATOR_REVIEW BioSample at DNA Data Bank of Japan http://trace.ddbj.nig.ac.jp/BSSearch/biosample?acc=SAMEA2397676
ncbi BioSample at NCBI http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/biosample?term=SAMEA2397676