Skip Over Navigation Links

Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – November 2010

NLM Launches Application Programming Interface Web Page

Format: Web Site
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NLM has released a new Web page with a list of all current Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). An API is a set of routines that an application uses to request and carry out lower-level services performed by a computer's operating system. This new resource supports the Administration's interest in promoting computer and mobile applications development using government data resources accessible via APIs.

Next Steps

You can visit the NLM API page at Your comments and recommendations for further API development are welcome at

This page last reviewed on October 17, 2012

Social Media Links