Starting in the fall of 2007, a collaborative group of influenza researchers have established an influenza ontology. The influenza ontology is an application ontology. Consolidated influenza sequence and surveillance terms from resources such as the BioHealthBase (BHB), a Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) for Biodefense and Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, the Centers for Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS)

Preferred Prefix
obo ontology
Homepage OWL
R. Burke Squires   0000-0001-9666-6285
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Influenza Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000404   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Influenza Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry Influenza Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 4 mappings to external registries for this resource with 1 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl FLU
BioContext biocontext FLU
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal FLU
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry flu
RDF Information

When using this resource in RDF, the following URI format should be used:$1


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 0000404 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Influenza Ontology. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Influenza Ontology (RDF) rdf
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal