RESTful Application Programming Interface (API)

APIThe RESTful application programming interface is an integral component of the BIGSdb software allowing almost all of the data stored within the site to now be accessible via this interface. The API also facilitates submission of new data via third-party clients.

The API can be accessed at

The API is described in Jolley et al. (2017) Database 2017: bax060 and is fully documented at


Please do not abuse the service. There is no need to add a delay between requests, but please do not make requests from more than 4 processes/threads simultaneously. If a client makes multiple simultaneous requests for a prolonged period of time, it could impact other users and its IP address may be temporarily banned.