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Open Targets specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_14227
Name Open Targets
Interface Web user interface, Application programming interface
Restrictions to use None
Programming languages Javascript, Python, R
License Apache License version 2.0
Computer skills Basic
Version 2.0.5
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



  • person_outline Gautier Koscielny <>
  • person_outline Denise Carvalho-Silva <>

Publications for Open Targets

Open Targets in publications

PMCID: 5576250
PMID: 28851378
DOI: 10.1186/s12967-017-1285-6

[…] [] was used for text mining the medline database. all code was versioned using git and is available at, observations and features were collected from the open targets platform []. it utilises seven distinct data types to represent associations between genes and diseases: affected_pathway (the gene is part of a pathway that is affected in disease), […]

PMCID: 5461726
PMID: 28587637
DOI: 10.1186/s13326-017-0131-3

[…] previously analysed the coverage of efo against other 5 major disease/phenotype resources (ordo, umls, mp, hdo and hp) []. based on our previous finding, which is in line with the current finding, open targets is currently working on developing methods to expand efo’s coverage. the abbreviation name filtering performance alone was estimated to have an f-score value of 92.3% by evaluating […]

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Open Targets institution(s)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK; Open Targets, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK; Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK; GSK, Medicines Research Center, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, UK; Biogen, Cambridge, MA, USA
Open Targets funding source(s)
Supported by Open Targets.

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