InterMineR: an R package for InterMine databases

Bioinformatics. 2019 Sep 1;35(17):3206-3207. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btz039.


Summary: InterMineR is a package designed to provide a flexible interface between the R programming environment and biological databases built using the InterMine platform. The package offers access to the flexible query builder and the library of term enrichment tools of the InterMine framework, as well as interoperability with other Bioconductor packages. This facilitates automation of data retrieval tasks as well as downstream analysis with existing statistical tools in the R environment.

Availability and implementation: InterMineR is free and open source, released under the LGPL licence and available from the Bioconductor project and Github (,

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Software*