One of the GA4GH conventions is to use CURIEs as (external) identifiers.
This is a maturing recommendation; please see also a previous discussion on Github, and the links from there.
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In a “GA4GH Namespace Discussion” telecon on 2019-08-22, initiated by GKS and with the participation of different work stream and project leads, it was agreed that newly generated identifiers created and maintained in the “GA4GH ecosystem” should use a general
ga4gh prefix, and not create scoped prefixes.
For more information about CURIEs and their use in GA4GH schemas please visit the “identifiers and CURIEs” page.
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