The BioStudies database holds descriptions of biological studies, links to data from these studies in other databases at EMBL-EBI or outside, as well as data that do not fit in the structured archives at EMBL-EBI. The database can accept a wide range of types of studies described via a simple format. It also enables manuscript authors to submit supplementary information and link to it from the publication.

biomedical science life science
Ugis Sarkans   0000-0001-9227-8488
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in BioStudies database should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
S-EPMC6266652   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

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

Example CURIE

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

In Collection
Resources mentioned in "Sharing biological data: why, when, and how"
Metaregistry BioStudies database

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 5 mappings to external registries for this resource with 4 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.mtjvme
Integbio Integbio logo integbio nbdc02279 logo miriam biostudies
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t biostudies
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100012627

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 S-EPMC6266652 is used to demonstrate the providers available for BioStudies database. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
BioStudies database biostudies
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t