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ChEMBL is an open large-scale bioactivity database containing information largely manually extracted from the medicinal chemistry literature. Information regarding the compounds tested (including their structures), the biological or physicochemical assays performed on these and the targets of these assays are recorded in a structured form, allowing users to address a broad range of drug discovery questions.


Countries that developed this resource United Kingdom

Created in 2009

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How to cite this record ChEMBL; ChEMBL; DOI:; Last edited: May 13, 2019, 3:07 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2020 8:14 p.m.

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ChEMBL: a large-scale bioactivity database for drug discovery.

Gaulton A., Bellis LJ., Bento AP., Chambers J., Davies M., Hersey A., Light Y., McGlinchey S., Michalovich D., Al-Lazikani B., Overington JP.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2012

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The ChEMBL bioactivity database: an update

Bento AP, Gaulton A, Hersey A, Bellis LJ, Chambers J, Davies M, Krüger FA, Light Y, Mak L, McGlinchey S, Nowotka M, Papadatos G, Santos R, Overington JP.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013

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Grant Number(s)

  • 115002 (Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), Brussles, Belgium)

  • 602156 (European Commission under FP7 Grant Agreement)

  • 654248 (The CORBEL Project)

  • 681002 (EU-ToxRisk)

  • CTTV008 (Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, Cambridge, UK)

  • U54CA189205 (NIH Common Fund, USA)

  • WT086151/Z/08/Z (Wellcome Trust, UK)