Registry Ontology for Biomedical Investigations

The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) project is developing an integrated ontology for the description of biological and clinical investigations. The ontology will represent the design of an investigation, the protocols and instrumentation used, the material used, the data generated and the type analysis performed on it. Currently OBI is being built under the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO).

Preferred Prefix
Homepage Repository OBO OWL
Bjoern Peters   0000-0002-8457-6693   bpeters42
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Ontology for Biomedical Investigations should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0400109   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Ontology for Biomedical Investigations should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 9 mappings to external registries for obi.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal OBI
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.284e1z
Gene Ontology Registry go OBI logo miriam obi
Name-to-Thing Name-to-Thing logo n2t obi
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry OBI
Ontology Lookup Service Ontology Lookup Service logo ols obi
OntoBee ontobee OBI
Prefix Commons prefixcommons OBI

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE obi:0400109 is used to demonstrate the provides available for obi. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Ontology for Biomedical Investigations obi
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
Name-to-Thing n2t
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal