The General Formal Ontology is a top-level ontology for conceptual modeling, which is being constantly further developed by Onto-Med. It includes elaborations of categories like objects, processes, time and space, properties, relations, roles, functions, facts, and situations. Moreover, we are working on an integration with the notion of levels of reality in order to more appropriately capture entities in the material, mental, and social areas.

biomedical science life science modeling and simulation ontology
Homepage OWL
Heinrich Herre
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers
Missing LUI pattern
Example Local Unique Identifier
projects_to   Resolve
Example CURIE
Metaregistry General Formal Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 3 mappings to external registries for this resource with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl GFO
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal GFO
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.175hsz

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 projects_to is used to demonstrate the providers available for General Formal Ontology. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
General Formal Ontology gfo
Bioregistry bioregistry