The GO reference collection is a set of abstracts that can be cited in the GO ontologies (e.g. as dbxrefs for term definitions) and annotation files (in the Reference column). It provides two types of reference; It can be used to provide details of why specific Evidence codes (see http://identifiers.org/eco/) are assigned, or to present abstract-style descriptions of "GO content" meetings at which substantial changes in the ontologies are discussed and made.

Prefix
go.ref
Links
Homepage
Contact
Missing Contact
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Gene Ontology Database references should match this regular expression:
^\d{7}$

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000041   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Gene Ontology Database references should match this regular expression:
^go\.ref:\d{7}$

Example CURIE
go.ref:0000041
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 Database references, the banana looks like GO_REF:. Therefore, you may see local unique identifiers for this resource that look like GO_REF:0000041 (instead of the canonical form 0000041) and CURIEs for this resource that look like go.ref:GO_REF:0000041 (instead of the canonical form go.ref:0000041). The Bioregistry will automatically strip off the banana when standardizing local unique identifiers and CURIEs.
Metaregistry Gene Ontology Database references

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 4 mappings to external registries for this resource with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext GO_REF
GO Gene Ontology Registry logo go GO_REF
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org logo miriam go_ref
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t go.ref
Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE go.ref:0000041 is used to demonstrate the provides available for this resource. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Gene Ontology Database references go.ref https://github.com/geneontology/go-site/blob/master/metadata/gorefs/README.md#goref0000041
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/go.ref:0000041
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/GO_REF:0000041
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/go.ref:0000041