Web Services: programmatic access to EMBL-EBI

In this lecture, Andrew Cowley (Bioinformatics Trainer, External Services) provides an overview of EMBL-EBI's web services, and shows examples of their use. 

NotesYou can view and download the slides that accompany this lecture as a PDF.


Data resources covered in this lecture

  • Web Services: software systems designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. To ensure that software systems from different sources work well together, they are built using open standards such as SOAP.
  • Ideal for large-scale or repetitive analyses.
  • Remotely run your tasks on EMBL-EBI's servers and data through programmatic access.