Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI)

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.

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organism [OBI_0100026]

Category=external. [object; organism; organismal entity]

planned process [OBI_0000011]

A processual entity that realizes a plan which is the concretization of a plan specification.

population [OBI_0000181]

a population is a collection of individuals from the same taxonomic class living, counted or sampled at a particular site or in a particular area

reagent role [OBI_0000086]

[reagent role]


Last modified January 5, 2022: Adding OBI (d1670a9)