FAIR Data Compliance

Access Protocol

Assays can be browsed using RDF-style semantic web access, via {BASE}/REST/RDF/all, where BASE is the base URL, e.g. http://www.bioassayexpress.com.

Individual assays can be fetched via the RESTful API, using globally unique IDs, or database-specific assay identifiers:


Metadata Format

Assays are represented using a straightforward JSON-based datastructure:

  "assayID": 1,
  "uniqueID": "pubchemAID:346",
  "text: "HIV-1 nucleocapsid protein (HIV-1 NC) is a ... (etc)",
  "schemaURI": "http://www.bioassayontology.org/bas#",
      "propURI": "http://www.bioassayontology.org/bao#BAO_0002852",
      "propLabel": "assay sources",
      "propAbbrev": "bao:BAO_0002852",
      "valueURI": "http://www.bioassayexpress.org/sources#SRC_0000001",
      "valueLabel": "Broad Institute (Harvard-MIT)",
      "valueAbbrev": "src:SRC_0000001",
      "valueDescr": "Broad Institute.",
      "groupNest": [],
      "groupLabel": [],
      "externalURLs": ["http://www.broadinstitute.org"],
        "PubChem Sources",
  "curationTime": 1492468125618,
  "curatorID": "admin",


Longevity Plan

Public data created via the BioAssay Express is retained on several servers, two of them public (www.bioassayexpress.com and beta.bioassayexpress.com), both of them maintained by Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. Annotations that are added to assays sourced from PubChem are submitted back to PubChem, using their Classification Tree container. PubChem is committed to providing free and open access to their data content in perpetuity.