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
2022-01-03
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
References
Metaregistry

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
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
Providers

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 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBI_0400109
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/obi:0400109
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/OBI:0400109
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBI_0400109
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols/ontologies/obi/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBI_0400109
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/obi:0400109
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/OBI/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBI_0400109