SBOL Validator/Converter

SBOL Validator/Converter is a simple, easy-to-use software tool that allows for conversion between SBOL/GenBank/FASTA files using the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) 2.0 data model. The motivation behind the SBOL Validator/Converter is to provide a universally-accepted tool with the capability to check the validity of files. This tool serves as a platform for developers to verify correct implementation of the SBOL data standard, authors to ensure that data is represented properly, and editors to verify SBOL compliance of all software tools and libraries. Some key features of the Validator/Converter include its ability to convert between SBOL, FASTA, and GenBank files and that the tool is web-based which promotes ease of access and allows for central maintenance of validation methods.  SBOL Validator/Converter is made freely available under the Apache 2.0 license.


  • Convert SBOL, GenBank, and FASTA files
  • Read/Write of SBOL 2.0
  • Import/Export (GenBank, FASTA, SBOL 1.1, SBOL 2.0)
  • Allows for non-compliant URIs and incomplete documents
  • Checks best practices
  • Detailed error checking reporting
  • Web-Based


To explore the latest release of the tool, simply click on link the here.
To explore the bleeding-edge version of the tool, simply click on link the here.
Documentation for the validation API can be found here
Please post feedback/bugs/feature requests to my issue tracker.
Additionally, the GitHub repository can be found here.


This tool is currently being developed by Zach Zundel in the Myers research group at the University of Utah.