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[bioontology-support] PURL to my ontology

Clement Jonquet jonquet at
Mon Mar 28 12:23:03 PDT 2016

Hi Fernando, 


I don’t think mixing the URI and URL schema will actually be a very good


PURLs are used to identify resources
 whereas BioPortal URL are used to
actually show the content of the ontology. You take the risk of having a
conflict between one of the resource inside your ontology and an URL in
BioPortal that would kind of be inconsistent.


The recommended practice I think is to have a URI such as: for your ontology

which could actually dereferences to 




De : bioontology-support
[mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at] De la part de John
Envoyé : mardi 22 mars 2016 20:19
À : Fernanda Farinelli <fernanda.farinelli at>; NCBO User Support
<support at>
Objet : Re: [bioontology-support] PURL to my ontology




I am copying your question to the NCBO BioPortal support mail list, so that
the BioPortal team can see it and others can benefit from the answer.




On Mar 19, 2016, at 2:15 PM, Fernanda Farinelli
<fernanda.farinelli at <mailto:fernanda.farinelli at> > wrote:




I'm a PhD student/research which is developing an Obstetric and Neonatal
ontology ( <> ).

I created a domain at and my domain is with
status "Pending approval" for a week.


I want to create an PURL to my ontology like this:

Let me know who I need to contact to approval my domain and my PURL.


Thank you,





John Graybeal

Technical Program Manager

Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval /+/ NCBO BioPortal

Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research


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