EMBL-EBI workshop: European Variation Archive


  Thursday 15 February 2018


University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge,  CB2 3AR, United Kingdom


First come, first served


Gabriella Rustici

Registration closed

Course Overview

This interactive module offers participants hands-on experience in the use of the European Variation Archive (EVA; www.ebi.ac.uk/eva). The EVA is an open-access genetic variation data repository, currently hosting more than 80 studies describing in excess of 520 million unique variants. Participants will be shown how this data can be searched for at the study level via the EVA Study Browser, or at the individual variant level, via our Variant Browser. Finally participants shall also be shown how to access this wealth of genetic variation data via the EVA API.


Thiis workshop is aimed at a wide variety of users, fomr wet-lab scientists to Bioinformaticians.  No previous experience of bioinformatics is required.


  • european-variation-archive-eva

Learning outcomes

  • find access and download data from genetic variation studies that have been submitted by the community to EVA
  • explore genetic variation data, including consequence types, allele frequency information and population statistics
  • programmatically access EVA data via our Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (http://ga4gh.org/#/) compliant API


This course runs from 09:30-12:30 including breaks.