The Ontology for Biobanking (OBIB) is an ontology for the annotation and modeling of the activities, contents, and administration of a biobank. Biobanks are facilities that store specimens, such as bodily fluids and tissues, typically along with specimen annotation and clinical data. OBIB is based on a subset of the Ontology for Biomedical Investigation (OBI), has the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) as its upper ontology, and is developed following OBO Foundry principles. The first version of OBIB resulted from the merging of two existing biobank-related ontologies, OMIABIS and biobank ontology.

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Jie Zheng   0000-0002-2999-0103   zhengj2007
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Ontology for Biobanking should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000389   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

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

Example CURIE
OBIB-a novel ontology for biobanking
Metaregistry Ontology for Biobanking

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 7 mappings to external registries for obib with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
AberOWL aberowl OBIB
BioContext biocontext OBIB
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal OBIB
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.bxc508
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry obib
Ontology Lookup Service Ontology Lookup Service logo ols obib
OntoBee ontobee OBIB

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE obib:0000389 is used to demonstrate the provides available for obib. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Ontology for Biobanking obib
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal