Logo for Gene Ontology The Gene Ontology project provides a controlled vocabulary to describe gene and gene product attributes in any organism.

Preferred Prefix
Alternative Prefixes
gomf gobp gomfid gobpid goccid gocc
annotation biocuration biological process cellular component data model expression data gene gene functional annotation gene ontology enrichment knowledge representation life science molecular function obo ontology protein sequence annotation transcript
Homepage Repository OBO OWL OBO JSON @go@genomic.social
Suzi Aleksander   0000-0001-6787-2901   suzialeksander
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Gene Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0032571   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

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

Example CURIE
MIRIAM Namespace Embedded in LUI
The legacy MIRIAM standard for generating CURIEs with this resource annotates the namespaceEmbeddedInLUI as true. This means that you may see local unique identifiers that include a redundant prefix and delimiter (also known as a banana) and therefore look like a CURIE. For Gene Ontology, the banana looks like GO:. Therefore, you may see local unique identifiers for this resource that look like GO:0032571 (instead of the canonical form 0032571) and CURIEs for this resource that look like GO:GO:0032571 (instead of the canonical form GO:0032571). The Bioregistry will automatically strip off the banana when standardizing local unique identifiers and CURIEs.
Metaregistry Gene Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 22 mappings to external registries for this resource with 10 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl GO
AgroPortal AgroPortal logo agroportal GO
BARTOC Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications logo bartoc 572
BioContext biocontext GO
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal GO
EDAM EDAM Ontology logo edam 1176
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.6xq0ee
GO Gene Ontology Registry logo go GO
HL7 HL7 External Code Systems logo hl7 2.16.840.1.113883.6.128
Integbio Integbio logo integbio nbdc00074
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org logo miriam go
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t go
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information Registry logo ncbi GO
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry go
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols go
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee GO
Pathguide Pathguide logo pathguide 272
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons go
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100014165
TogoID togoid Go
UniProt UniProt Cross-ref database logo uniprot DB-0037
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata P686
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 0032571 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Gene Ontology. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Gene Ontology go http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0032571
Gene Ontology (RDF) rdf http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0032571
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/go:0032571
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/GO:0032571
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0032571
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols4/ontologies/go/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0032571
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/go:0032571
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/GO/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0032571
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 GO Browser http://www.informatics.jax.org/searches/GO.cgi?id=GO:0032571
bio2rdf Bio2RDF http://bio2rdf.org/go:0032571
go_site GO Site Link http://www.geneontology.org/GO:0032571
jax Jackson Laboratories http://www.informatics.jax.org/vocab/gene_ontology/GO:0032571
miriam_obo_legacy MIRIAM OBO Legacy http://identifiers.org/obo.go/GO:0032571
nextprot neXtProt GO Browser https://www.nextprot.org/term/GO:0032571
pantherdb PatherDB http://www.pantherdb.org/panther/category.do?categoryAcc=GO:0032571
quickgo QuickGO https://www.ebi.ac.uk/QuickGO/term/GO:0032571
quickgo.legacy QuickGO (Legacy URL) https://www.ebi.ac.uk/QuickGO/GTerm?id=GO:0032571