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).

Prefix
obi
Preferred Prefix
OBI
Version
2022-07-11
License
CC BY 4.0
Links
Homepage Repository OBO OWL
Contact
Bjoern Peters   0000-0002-8457-6693   bpeters42
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Ontology for Biomedical Investigations should match this regular expression:
^\d{7}$

Example Local Unique Identifier
0400109   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Ontology for Biomedical Investigations should match this regular expression:
^obi:\d{7}$

Example CURIE
obi:0400109
MIRIAM Namespace Embedded in LUI
The legacy MIRIAM standard for generating CURIEs with this resource includes the namespaceEmbeddedInLUI as true. The actual part that gets prefixed before the local unique identifier regex, otherwise known as the banana, is OBI:. Therefore, you might see local unique identifiers written out as CURIEs.
Publications
Metaregistry Ontology for Biomedical Investigations

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 11 mappings to external registries for obi with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
AberOWL aberowl OBI
BioContext biocontext OBI
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal OBI
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.284e1z
Gene Ontology Registry go OBI
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org 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