Registry Ontology for Avida digital evolution platform

The Ontology for Avida (OntoAvida) project aims to develop an integrated vocabulary for the description of the most widely used computational approach for performing experimental evolution using digital organisms (i.e., self-replicating computer programs that evolve within a user-defined computational environment). The lack of a clearly defined vocabulary makes biologists feel reluctant to embrace the field of digital evolution. This unique ontology has the potential to change this picture overnight. OntoAvida was initially developed by, the computational biology lab at the Doñana Biological Station (a research institute of the Spanish National Research Council based at Seville, Spain). Contributors to OntoAvida are expected to include members of the Digital Evolution Laboratory ( at Michigan State University (USA). More information can be found at

Preferred Prefix
Homepage Repository OBO OWL
Miguel A. Fortuna   0000-0002-8374-1941   miguelfortuna
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Ontology for Avida digital evolution platform should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
00000001   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Ontology for Avida digital evolution platform should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry Ontology for Avida digital evolution platform

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 5 mappings to external registries for ontoavida with 1 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal ONTOAVIDA
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry ontoavida
Ontology Lookup Service Ontology Lookup Service logo ols ontoavida
OntoBee ontobee ONTOAVIDA

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE ontoavida:00000001 is used to demonstrate the provides available for ontoavida. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

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