BioSD specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_01025
Name BioSD
Alternative name BioSamples Database
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse, Application programming interface
User data submission Allowed
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Helen Parkinson
  • person_outline BioSamples Team

Publications for BioSamples Database

BioSD citation


The RNASeq er API—a gateway to systematically updated analysis of public RNA seq data

PMCID: 5870697
PMID: 28369191
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx143

[…] sample attributes per run, including corresponding ontology terms derived from manual curation in ArrayExpress () and Expression Atlas (). Where manually curated sample annotations are not available, BioSamples database () records are used instead. This API has also been incorporated into BioServices Python Package () and CPAN Perl package ( The anal […]

BioSD institution(s)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
BioSD funding source(s)
Supported by ELIXIR, the research infrastructure for life-science data as well as EMBL institutional funding; by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676559; Wellcome Trust (WT) and Medical Research Council (MRC) - Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Initiative (HipSci) (WT - 098503/D/12/A, WT - 098503/D/12/Z and WT - 098503/D/12/B), Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) - European Bank for induced pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) (EC-IMI-115582) and Wellcome Trust (WT) - Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) (WT201535/Z/16/Z) grants.

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