PubChem BioAssay: 2017 update

Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jan 4;45(D1):D955-D963. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1118. Epub 2016 Nov 29.


PubChem's BioAssay database ( has served as a public repository for small-molecule and RNAi screening data since 2004 providing open access of its data content to the community. PubChem accepts data submission from worldwide researchers at academia, industry and government agencies. PubChem also collaborates with other chemical biology database stakeholders with data exchange. With over a decade's development effort, it becomes an important information resource supporting drug discovery and chemical biology research. To facilitate data discovery, PubChem is integrated with all other databases at NCBI. In this work, we provide an update for the PubChem BioAssay database describing several recent development including added sources of research data, redesigned BioAssay record page, new BioAssay classification browser and new features in the Upload system facilitating data sharing.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Chemical*
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Drug Discovery
  • Gene Expression Regulation / drug effects
  • Humans
  • RNA Interference*
  • Search Engine*
  • Small Molecule Libraries*
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Web Browser


  • Small Molecule Libraries