ChEMBL is a database of bioactive compounds, their quantitative properties and bioactivities (binding constants, pharmacology and ADMET, etc). The data is abstracted and curated from the primary scientific literature.

Alternative Prefixes
biochemistry drug discovery genomics medicinal chemistry molecules
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David Mendez Lopez   0000-0002-0294-5484   nclopezo
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in ChEMBL should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
CHEMBL4303805   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from ChEMBL should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE

A summary of the relations in the Bioregistry schema can be found here.

Has Parts (bfo:0000051 )
chembl.cell chembl.compound
In Collection
Global Biodata Coalition - Global Core Biodata Resources
Metaregistry ChEMBL

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 7 mappings to external registries for this resource with 6 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
CHEMINF cheminf 000412
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.m3jtpg
Integbio Integbio logo integbio nbdc02555 logo miriam chembl
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons chembl
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100010539
UniProt UniProt Cross-ref database logo uniprot DB-0174

A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier CHEMBL4303805 is used to demonstrate the providers available for ChEMBL. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
ChEMBL chembl
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here. These are typically inherited from or Prefix Commons, and need extra curation.

Code Name URL
bio2rdf Bio2RDF