FAIR api

MOLGENIS partly supports the FAIR(Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable) principles.


The actual data used in the responses of the FAIR data endpoint are specified in the entities in the "fdp" model package defined in FDP.xlsx. This model emx contains an implementation of the https://github.com/FAIRDataTeam/FAIRDataPoint-Spec/. The entities and attributes in the model are tagged using ontology terms to generate RDF statements based on the values in the rows.

Test data

To test it out you can import the demo data in FDP_test_data.xlsx.


Metadata entrypoint: /api/fdp/

Example: http://molgenis.mydomain.example/api/fdp/ This endpoint transforms the first row of the fdp_Metadata entity type to RDF statements.

Any DCAT Resource: /api/fdp/{type}/{id}

Example: http://molgenis.mydomain.example/api/fdp/fdp_Catalog/catalogue. This endpoint transforms any row of any entity type to RDF statements, as long as the entity type is tagged as a http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#Resource.


You can preview the RDF generated for fdp_Metadata, or an fdp_Catalog, fdp_Dataset or fdp_Distribution in the Data Explorer by clicking view-row button.

Ping home

You can "Ping home" to add your FAIR Data Point to the https://home.fairdatapoint.org index by clicking the ping button in the fdp_Metadata preview.


All the endpoints respond in turtle format

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