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InterMine User Documentation

Explore various biological sources

Explore various biological sources

InterMine integrates heterogeneous biological data sources, often but not always focused around a specific organism. The user interface allows you to explore the rich variety of data on a single platform, with only a short click away from exporting code for InterMine API clients when you wish to take a programmatic approach.

Create lists of genes, SNPs, publications, etc.

Create lists of genes, SNPs, publications, etc.

Objects in InterMine are standardised and distinct entities mapped to a biological subject. This allows you to create lists of entities, and have them interact with other lists, usually in the form of set operations (e.g., union and intersection). Lists can be created from objects in InterMine, and you can upload your own identifiers to be translated into InterMine objects.

Run predefined queries

Run predefined queries

The maintainers of an InterMine make available useful queries by predefining them as templates. These contain fields which you can edit, like when you wish to acquire tissue expression data for a specific gene. Advanced users are also able to create their own queries by utilising the powerful Query Builder interface.

Analyse objects through rich reports

Analyse objects through rich reports

When you wish to focus on one specific InterMine object - an example of which can be a gene, protein or publication - you can view their report to see all data related to them, in addition to custom visualisations and compatible predefined queries. Any data in a table can be clicked to navigate to its respective report.