Developer zone

Nobelprize.org offers open data to developers in two ways: as API and as Linked Data. The data is free to use and contain information about the Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Laureates. The data is updated as the information on www.nobelprize.org is updated, including at the time of announcements of new Laureates.

API version 2

The REST based API provides different ways to list and search the data. The result is returned as JSON. (Future formats will be CSV and JSON-LD.) Version 2 was released in September 2019.

Versioning is used in order to be able to update the API without breaking your applications. The current version is 2.0. The latest version can be accessed using only 2. Things that may change within the same release are things that will not break your application: The data will be updated regularly. New data and new parameters may be added. New languages may be added. Things that will not change within a version are changes that might break your application: Names of parameters will not change. Structure of the JSON output will not change. These kind of changes will be made to new versions.

Read the terms of use before you start using the API.

There is no need to register for an API key, but we strongly encourage you to sign up for developer news (see form below) from Nobelprize.org in order to be informed about changes and updates.

Endpoints for the API are:
https://api.nobelprize.org/2.0/laureates
This endpoint sorts the output based on Nobel Laureates (persons and/or organizations). It returns all information about Laureates and Nobel Prizes.
https://api.nobelprize.org/2.0/nobelPrizes
This endpoint sorts the output based on Nobel Prizes. Upon request, this endpoint returns a shorter result and the Laureates endpoint needs to be called as well to get the full response. Links are provided in the result to facilitate this.

Read the Open API documentation which is also available in an interactive form that allows you to test and explore the API.

You are very welcome to keep us informed about your application and how you have used our data, by sending us an e-mail.

API version 1

The old version 1 of the API is still available for compatibility reasons. The result is returned as JSON or CSV. The data will be kept up to date, but the API will not be updated any longer. Note that the underlaying database was changed in September 2019 and the API has been rewritten to adapt to the new data structure. The returned data may therefore be slightly different. Let us know if this causes any problems for your legacy applications. The main difference is that a shorter version of the name of the Nobel Laureates is returned.

1. Read the terms of use before you start using the API.

2. There is no need to register for an API key, but we strongly encourage you to sign up for developer news (see form below) from Nobelprize.org in order to be informed about changes and updates.

3. See some examples on how to get started.

4. Read the API documentation which is also available in an interactive form that allows you to test and explore the API.

5. You are very welcome to keep us informed about your application and how you have used our data, by sending us an e-mail.

6. See external resources, tools and applications that has been developed.

 

Linked Data

Linked Data is a set of RDF relations describing the Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Laureates. If you are used to these technologies, the linked data offers a powerful way to explore and search the data. Note that this data set is NOT UPATED since August 2018 and will not be updated with the 2019 Laureates. We are rewriting the Linked Data set completely and are lagging behind.

1. Read the terms of use before you start using the Linked Data.

2. There is no need to register, but we strongly encourage you to sign up for developer news from Nobelprize.org in order to be informed about changes and updates.

3. Browse and explore the Linked Data.

4. See some examples on how to get started.

5. Read the Linked Data documentation.

6. You are very welcome to keep us informed about your application and how you have used our data, by sending us an email.

7. See external resources, tools and applications that has been developed.

To cite this section
MLA style: Developer zone. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2019. Sun. 22 Sep 2019. <https://www.nobelprize.org/about/developer-zone-2/>

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