Ontology for Biomedical Investigations

The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) is build in a collaborative, international effort and will serve as a resource for annotating biomedical investigations, including the study design, protocols and instrumentation used, the data generated and the types of analysis performed on the data. This ontology arose from the Functional Genomics Investigation Ontology (FuGO) and will contain both terms that are common to all biomedical investigations, including functional genomics investigations and those that are more domain specific.

Ontology information

Ontology ID: obi
Version: 2020-12-16
Number of terms: 3753
Last loaded: Mon Jan 04 15:56:31 GMT 2021





OBO foundry unique label

Ontology for Biomedical Investigations


Advisors for this project come from the IFOMIS group, Saarbruecken and from the Co-ODE group in Manchester


Please cite the OBI consortium http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/obi where traditional citation is called for. However it is adequate that individual terms be attributed simply by use of the identifying PURL for the term, in projects that refer to them.


Philip Lord

Eric Deutsch

Richard Scheuermann

Barry Smith

James Malone

Richard Bruskiewich

John Westbrook

Chris Taylor

Dirk Derom

Norman Morrison

Trish Whetzel

Bill Bug

Christian Bolling

Chris Mungall

Kevin Clancy

Elisabetta Manduchi

Ryan R. Brinkman

Bjoern Peters

Philippe Rocca-Serra

Jie Zheng

Melissa Haendel

Larisa Soldatova

Alan Ruttenberg

Holger Stenzhorn

Jennifer Fostel

Frank Gibson

Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Gilberto Fragoso

Allyson Lister

Liju Fan

Tina Hernandez-Boussard

Joe White

Matthew Brush

Melanie Courtot

James A. Overton

Dawn Field

Carlo Torniai

Cristian Cocos

Daniel Schober

Daniel Rubin

Helen Parkinson

Pierre Grenon

Monnie McGee

Robert Stevens

Yongqun He

Chris Stoeckert

Mervi Heiskanen

Jeffrey Grethe

Lawrence Hunter

Helen C. Causton

Jessica Turner

Luisa Montecchi

Jay Greenbaum

Stefan Wiemann

Matthew Pocock

Tanya Gray


Ontology for Biomedical Investigations



Subject and Keywords

An ontology for the annotation of biomedical and functional genomics experiments.