A structured controlled vocabulary of sample preparation, visualization and imaging methods used in biomedical research.

Preferred Prefix
Alternative Prefixes
assay biomedical science experiment image imaging life science obo ontology
Homepage Repository OBO OWL
Willy Wong   0000-0002-8841-5870   wawong
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Biological Imaging Methods Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
00000268   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Biological Imaging Methods Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry Biological Imaging Methods 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 FBbi
BioContext biocontext FBbi
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal FBbi
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.ny3z9j
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry fbbi
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols fbbi
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee FBbi
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons fbbi
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 00000268 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Biological Imaging Methods Ontology. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Biological Imaging Methods Ontology fbbi http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FBbi_00000268
Biological Imaging Methods Ontology (RDF) rdf http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FBbi_00000268
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/fbbi:00000268
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FBbi_00000268
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols4/ontologies/fbbi/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FBbi_00000268
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/FBbi/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FBbi_00000268
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
bio2rdf Bio2RDF http://bio2rdf.org/fbbi:00000268