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The Durham High-Energy Physics Database (HEPData) has been built up over the past four decades as a unique open-access repository for scattering data from experimental particle physics. It currently comprises the data points from plots and tables related to several thousand publications including those from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). HEPData is funded by a grant from the UK STFC and is based at the IPPP at Durham University.

HEPData is built upon Invenio v3 and is open source and free to use!

The HEPData software was given a Research Software Healthcheck by the Software Sustainability Institute in March 2020 (see evaluation report).


This documentation explains how to install the web application locally for prospective HEPData developers. It should not be required for normal HEPData users or data submitters.

API Reference

If you are looking for information on a specific function, class or method, this part of the documentation is for you. This documentation is mostly generated automatically using the Sphinx automodule directive to extract docstrings from the Python modules.

Additional Notes

Notes on how to contribute, legal information and changes are here for the interested.