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: 2022-07-11
Number of terms: 4672
Last loaded: Sun Jul 24 21:30:41 GMT 2022
Creator: Philip Lord
Creator: Eric Deutsch
Creator: Richard Scheuermann
Creator: Barry Smith
Creator: James Malone
Creator: Richard Bruskiewich
Creator: John Westbrook
Creator: Chris Taylor
Creator: Dirk Derom
Creator: Norman Morrison
Creator: Trish Whetzel
Creator: Bill Bug
Creator: Christian Bolling
Creator: Chris Mungall
Creator: Kevin Clancy
Creator: Elisabetta Manduchi
Creator: Ryan R. Brinkman
Creator: Bjoern Peters
Creator: Philippe Rocca-Serra
Creator: Jie Zheng
Creator: Melissa Haendel
Creator: Larisa Soldatova
Creator: Alan Ruttenberg
Creator: Holger Stenzhorn
Creator: Jennifer Fostel
Creator: Frank Gibson
Creator: Susanna-Assunta Sansone
Creator: Gilberto Fragoso
Creator: Allyson Lister
Creator: Liju Fan
Creator: Tina Hernandez-Boussard
Creator: Joe White
Creator: Matthew Brush
Creator: Melanie Courtot
Creator: James A. Overton
Creator: Dawn Field
Creator: Carlo Torniai
Creator: Cristian Cocos
Creator: Daniel Schober
Creator: Daniel Rubin
Creator: Helen Parkinson
Creator: Pierre Grenon
Creator: Monnie McGee
Creator: Robert Stevens
Creator: Yongqun He
Creator: Chris Stoeckert
Creator: Mervi Heiskanen
Creator: Jeffrey Grethe
Creator: Lawrence Hunter
Creator: Helen C. Causton
Creator: Jessica Turner
Creator: Luisa Montecchi
Creator: Jay Greenbaum
Creator: Stefan Wiemann
Creator: Matthew Pocock
Creator: Tanya Gray





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.


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

Phillip Lord

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.