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Please complete this form to register an identifier prefix that can be recognized by the meta-resolvers at and Completing all fields will enable swift processing of your request.
Resource details
The "resource" is the set of data that being provided, such as a database, photo archive, document repository, or ontology.
Name of the resource. Example: Protein Data Bank.
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One or more sentences describing the resource. Example: The Protein Data Bank is the single worldwide archive of structural data of biological macromolecules.
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A URL describing the resource. Example:
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The name of the providing organization. Example: European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
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Prefix preferred:
Character string meant to precede the colon in resolved identifiers. No spaces or punctuation, only letters, numbers and underscores, and it must start with a letter. Example: pdb
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Resource access rule: *
A URL-like string specifying a rule for resolving this class of identifier. This rule should contain the substring "${lid}", which is a placeholder for the local identifier. Example:${lid}.
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Example identifier: *
An example local identifier. Example: 2gc4.
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Regex pattern:
A regular expression specifying the form of string expected for this identifier. Example: ^[0-9][A-Za-z0-9]{3}$.
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References (URLs, citations), if any, to published work describing the resource.
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Other information
Anything else you wish to tell or ask us.
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Requester details
Contact name:
Name of requester.
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Contact email address: *
An email address to notify if there are any issues with the registration.
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