Imprint and Publishing Notes

See the imprint and publishing notes for BEL Commons and other Fraunhofer SCAI web applications.

Data Protection

See the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and data protection information for BEL Commons and other Fraunhofer SCAI web applications.

Fraunhofer SCAI Terms and Conditions

By using any BEL Commons services, you accept our Terms and Conditions of Use.

Fraunhofer SCAI Academic Disclaimer

BEL Commons is a purely academic attempt to build the first ever useful user interface for BEL. In the future, parts of this site will remain academic and become open source, while other parts will inspire the development of enterprise-grade software from our department.

IMI Disclaimer

This site reflects the author's view and neither IMI nor the European Union, EFPIA, or any associated partners are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


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 with support from the IMI project, AETIONOMY. 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. Also, see our Publishing Notes and Data Protection information.

If you find BEL Commons useful in your work, please consider citing: Hoyt, C. T., Domingo-Fernández, D., & Hofmann-Apitius, M. (2018). BEL Commons: an environment for exploration and analysis of networks encoded in Biological Expression Language. Database, 2018(3), 1–11.