Ensembl is a joint project between EMBL - EBI and the Sanger Institute to develop a software system which produces and maintains automatic annotation on selected eukaryotic genomes. This collections also references outgroup organisms.

Alternative Prefixes
biomedical science comparative genomics genome genomics
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Paul Flicek   0000-0002-3897-7955
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Ensembl Gene should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifiers
ENSG00000139618   Resolve
ENSG00000049246.14   Resolve
ENSG00000109819.9   Resolve
ENSG00000132326.12   Resolve
ENSG00000179094.16   Resolve
ENST00000264867.7   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

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

Example CURIEs

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

Provided By
Has Parts (bfo:0000051 )
ensembl.bacteria ensembl.fungi
In Collection
FHIR External Terminologies Global Biodata Coalition - Global Core Biodata Resources
Metaregistry Ensembl Gene

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 12 mappings to external registries for this resource with 7 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext ENSEMBL
EDAM EDAM Ontology logo edam 2610
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.fx0mw7
GO Gene Ontology Registry logo go ENSEMBL
Integbio Integbio logo integbio nbdc00054
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org logo miriam ensembl
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t ensembl
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information Registry logo ncbi ENSEMBL
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons ensembl
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100010228
UniProt UniProt Cross-ref database logo uniprot DB-0023
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata P594
RDF Information

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



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 ENSG00000139618 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Ensembl Gene. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Ensembl Gene ensembl https://www.ensembl.org/id/ENSG00000139618
Ensembl Gene (RDF) rdf http://rdf.ebi.ac.uk/resource/ensembl/ENSG00000139618
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/ensembl:ENSG00000139618
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/ensembl:ENSG00000139618
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/ensembl:ENSG00000139618
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here. These are typically inherited from Identifiers.org or Prefix Commons, and need extra curation.

Code Name URL
CURATOR_REVIEW Ensembl US West mirror http://uswest.ensembl.org/id/ENSG00000139618
CURATOR_REVIEW Ensembl US East mirror http://useast.ensembl.org/id/ENSG00000139618
CURATOR_REVIEW Ensembl Asia mirror http://asia.ensembl.org/id/ENSG00000139618
bgee Bgee https://bgee.org/?page=gene&gene_id=ENSG00000139618
bio2rdf Bio2RDF http://bio2rdf.org/ensembl:ENSG00000139618
gnomad Genome Aggregation database https://gnomad.broadinstitute.org/gene/ENSG00000139618
opentargets.genetics OpenTargets Genetics https://genetics.opentargets.org/gene/ENSG00000139618