ISNI is the ISO certified global standard number for identifying the millions of contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution, including researchers, inventors, writers, artists, visual creators, performers, producers, publishers, aggregators, and more. It is part of a family of international standard identifiers that includes identifiers of works, recordings, products and right holders in all repertoires, e.g. DOI, ISAN, ISBN, ISRC, ISSN, ISTC, and ISWC. The mission of the ISNI International Authority (ISNI-IA) is to assign to the public name(s) of a researcher, inventor, writer, artist, performer, publisher, etc. a persistent unique identifying number in order to resolve the problem of name ambiguity in search and discovery; and diffuse each assigned ISNI across all repertoires in the global supply chain so that every published work can be unambiguously attributed to its creator wherever that work is described.

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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in International Standard Name Identifier should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
000000012281955X   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from International Standard Name Identifier should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry International Standard Name Identifier

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
BARTOC Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications logo bartoc 20464
Biolink Biolink Model Registry logo biolink isni logo miriam isni
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t isni

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 000000012281955X is used to demonstrate the providers available for International Standard Name Identifier. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
International Standard Name Identifier isni
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t