Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
DrugBank is updated on a daily basis. The DrugBank downloads are released quarterly. If you need more frequent updates, please contact us at [email protected]
Please use our contact form to submit an error report. If you can, please include references for the corrected information.
Yes, please let us know if you find any missing drugs through our contact form.
We do not offer any advice on drug treatment.
We don't offer any information about where you can purchase or obtain drugs.
For small molecules, yes. It would be appreciated if you added a link to DrugBank or a reference to our latest publication. For biotech drugs, the images originate from the Protein Data Bank (PDB). They have an open standard for reuse of their images so it shouldn't be a problem.
Using DrugBank Commercially
DrugBank is freely available to use in a non-commercial product. Commercial use is one primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation. This means you cannot:
- Directly sell or profit from the DrugBank Database or from works derived from the DrugBank Database
- Use the DrugBank Database internally for commercial product development
- Use the DrugBank Database as a component of a data product or within software to be made commercially available.
The DrugBank Database may be used by individuals, institutions, governments, corporations or other business entities so long as the use itself or any works derived from the use of the DrugBank Database are not intended to generate sales or profit.
If you wish to use to use the DrugBank Database for commercial purposes, please contact email@example.com to inquire about a separate agreement.
This depends on the use case. If you plan on using the DrugBank database with the intention of developing a commercial product, you need to contact us to acquire a license. However, there are cases where using DrugBank data for internal research use is allowed in a commercial setting.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your use on a case-by-case basis.
Use by grant-funded academic groups or using DrugBank data in a grant application is considered non-commercial use and does not require an additional license.