EMBL-EBI, programmatically - take a REST from manual searching: webinar series


 Tuesday 9 May 201715:30 (Europe/London)Tuesday 5 December 201716:30 (Europe/London)


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Melissa Burke

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When it comes to repeated tasks with large volumes of data, the best way to get quick and automated access is to do it programmatically. In 2017 we are running a series of live webinars on how to access EMBL-EBI resources and tools programmatically.

The first webinar in the series will introduce the concept of programmatic access, how to do it and best practice guidelines. It is followed by four webinars featuring EBI resources that demonstrate how to perform key biological tasks programmatically.

You do not need to watch all of the webinars; you can dip in and out and watch only the webinars you are interested in.

To watch the live webinars you will need to register using the links provided below.

Date Title Register/Watch
9th May EMBL-EBI, programmatically: an introduction  Watch
23rd May Europe PMC, programmatically Watch
6th June Ensembl, programmatically Watch
20th June UniProt, programmatically Watch
4th July PDBe, programmatically Watch
12th July ChEMBL, programmatically Watch
18th July Sequence analysis tools, programmatically Watch
21st November European Variation Archive, programmatically Watch
28th November EBI Search, programmatically Watch
5th December Open Targets, programmatically Watch

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These webinars are for anyone who wants to learn how to perform key biological tasks programmatically. For the introductory webinar, all you need is an undergraduate understanding of biology. For the resource focused webinars, some prior knowledge of programmatic access and common programming languages is recommended. This webinar focuses on REST-based APIs but information and links to other methods will be provided. If you are new to programmatic access we recommend that you watch the introductory webinar first.