Alasdair J G Gray

Connecting the dots in the World's data

NAR Database Paper

The new year started with a new publication (Harding et al., 2018), an article in the 2018 NAR Database issue about the IUPHAR Guide to Pharmacology Database.

My involvement came from Liam Bruce’s honours project. Liam developed the RDB2RDF mappings that convert the existing relational content into an RDF representation. The mappings are executed using the Morph-RDB R2RML engine.

To ensure that we abide by the FAIR data principles, we also generate machine processable metadata descriptions of the data that conform to the HCLS Community Profile.

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  1. The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY in 2018: updates and expansion to encompass the new guide to IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY
    Harding, Simon D. and Sharman, Joanna L. and Faccenda, Elena and Southan, Christopher and Pawson, Adam J. and Ireland, Sam and Gray, Alasdair J. G. and Bruce, Liam and Alexander, Stephen P. H. and Anderton, Stephen and Bryant, Clare and Davenport, Anthony P. and Doerig, Christian and Fabbro, Doriano and Levi-Schaffer, Francesca and Spedding, Michael and Davies, Jamie A. and Nc-Iuphar
    Nucleic Acids Research, 46(Database-Issue):D1091–D1106, 2018

About Me


I'm an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University. My research focuses on linking datasets. Read more