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   miguelfortuna
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers
Missing LUI pattern
Example Local Unique Identifier
00000001   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES
Could not construct CURIE pattern
Example CURIE

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 4 mappings to external registries for ontoavida.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal ONTOAVIDA
OBO Foundry obofoundry ONTOAVIDA
Ontology Lookup Service 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