The MIAPA ontology is intended to be an application ontology for the purpose of semantic annotation of phylogenetic data according to the requirements and recommendations of the Minimum Information for A Phylogenetic Analysis (MIAPA) metadata reporting standard. The ontology leverages (imports) primarily from the CDAO (Comparative Data Analysis Ontology), PROV (W3C Provenance Ontology), and SWO (Software Ontology, which includes the EDAM ontologies) ontologies. It adds some assertions of its own, as well as some classes and individuals that may eventually get pushed down into one of the respective source ontologies. This ontology is maintained at, and requests for changes or additions should be filed at the issue tracker there. The discussion list is at Further resources about MIAPA can be found at the project's main page at

Preferred Prefix
Homepage OWL
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers
Missing LUI pattern
Example Local Unique Identifier
0000010   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES
Could not construct CURIE pattern
Example CURIE

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 5 mappings to external registries for miapa.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal MIAPA
OBO Foundry obofoundry MIAPA
Ontology Lookup Service ols miapa
OntoBee ontobee MIAPA
Prefix Commons prefixcommons MIAPA

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE miapa:0000010 is used to demonstrate the provides available for miapa. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
MIAPA Ontology miapa
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal