About BEL Commons

BEL Commons is developed and maintained in an academic capacity by Charles Tapley Hoyt and Daniel Domingo-Fernández at the Fraunhofer SCAI Department of Bioinformatics. It is built on top of PyBEL, an open source project. Please feel free to contact us here to give us feedback or report any issues.

If you find BEL Commons useful in your work, please consider citing:


Our RESTful service is documented with the OpenAPI specification. It can be accessed through the Swagger UI or programatically.


The PyBEL logos are derivatives of Ringing bell by Lorc, used under CC BY 3.0. The PyBEL logos are licensed under CC BY 3.0 by Scott Colby. See its usage guidelines.

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This application was developed at the Fraunhofer SCAI Department of Bioinformatics.

The Human Brain Pharmacome is a project focusing on integrating quantitative chemical information with mechanistic models of complex neurodegenerative disease in order to identify and propose drug repurposing candidates.

The IMI is an EU public-private partnership funding health research and innovation.

AETIONOMY is a project aimed to develop a mechanism-based taxonomy of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease in order to support stratifying patients.

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