The Common Anatomy Reference Ontology (CARO) is being developed to facilitate interoperability between existing anatomy ontologies for different species, and will provide a template for building new anatomy ontologies.

Prefix
caro
Preferred Prefix
CARO
Keywords
anatomy annotation interoperability life science obo ontology
Version
2023-03-15
License
CC-BY-4.0
Links
Homepage Repository OBO OWL OBO JSON
Contact
Melissa Haendel   0000-0001-9114-8737   mellybelly
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Common Anatomy Reference Ontology should match this regular expression:
^\d{7}$

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000000   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Common Anatomy Reference Ontology should match this regular expression:
^CARO:\d{7}$

Example CURIE
CARO:0000000
Publications
2008 CARO – The Common Anatomy Reference Ontology
Ontology

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

Appears In (5) (bioregistry.schema:0000018 )
AISM COLAO EHDAA2 LEPAO PCO
In Collection
ASKEM Epidemiology Prefixes
Metaregistry Common Anatomy Reference Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 8 mappings to external registries for this resource with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl CARO
BioContext biocontext CARO
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal CARO
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.3kcgmr
GO Gene Ontology Registry logo go CARO
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry caro
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols caro
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee CARO
RDF Information

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

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CARO_$1

Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE CARO:0000000 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
Common Anatomy Reference Ontology caro http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CARO_0000000
Common Anatomy Reference Ontology (RDF) rdf http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CARO_0000000
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/caro:0000000
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CARO_0000000
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols4/ontologies/caro/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CARO_0000000
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/CARO/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CARO_0000000
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here.

Code Name URL
obo.1 Nonstandard OBO PURL http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ido.owl/CARO_0000000