PolySearch2 Public API


The PolySearch2 API provides a convenient way for your program scripts to interact with the PolySearch2 server. Access to the PolySearch2 API is granted on a per-request basis. You will need to send us access request to use the PolySearch2 API server and requests are approved on a per request basis with limited quota. Please send us your access request to us using the feedback form here with your email address and business justification. Once your request is approved you will receive an email from us showing you access details including the base URL, access token, and quota.

PolySearch2 and its public API are offered to the public as a freely available resource. Use and re-distribution of the data, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes requires explicit permission of the authors and explicit acknowledgment of the source material (PolySearch2) and the original publication (see below). We ask that users who download significant portions of the database cite the PolySearch2 paper in any resulting publications.

Liu Y., Liang Y., Wishart D.S. (2015) PolySearch 2.0: A significantly improved text-mining system for discovering associations between human diseases, genes, drugs, metabolites, toxins, and more. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 (Web Server Issue).



This project is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (award #111062), Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, and by The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC), a nationally-funded research and core facility that supports a wide range of cutting-edge metabolomic studies. TMIC is funded by Genome Alberta, Genome British Columbia, and Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organization that is leading Canada's national genomics strategy with $900 million in funding from the federal government.