REST webservices

REST services are available from  for programmatic access to BridgeDb content, which is provided with interactive Swagger documentation using OpenAPI (

OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure: BridgeDb webservice as docker image

The BridgeDb webservice is available as docker image in the OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure containing mapping files for metabolites, and gene mapping files for Homo sapiens, Mus musculus and Rattus norvegicus.

Open PHACTS: Linked Data API

Open PHACTS provides a REST-like interface to Map URLs from one database to another, using BridgeDb technology. To use the service, you need a free API key.

Open PHACTS: Identifier Mapping Service

The Identifier Mapping Service (IMS) is a key component underlying the Open PHACTS platform. This is complemented with a QueryExpander with a dedicated service to map URIs.

The IMS can resolve identifiers loaded from the Open PHACTS linkset collection:

IMS linkset visualization
IMS linkset visualization (1.5)

For your own installation of the Identity Mapping Service you can try the IMS docker image.


2 thoughts on “Web Services

    • Dear Frédéric Burdet,

      Thank you for noticing the broken link (which pointed to deprecated documentation).
      I have added the link to the documentation from openapis on the website, since the webservice for BridgeDb uses Swagger for interactive documentation.

      Should you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

      Kind regards,

      Denise Slenter and Egon Willighagen


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