How to get data from RNAcentral
RNAcentral data, including previous releases, can be downloaded for local processing from the FTP archive.
Example FTP use cases
- Looking up RNAcentral identifiers for a large number of sequences.
This can be achieved by downloading the MD5 file and checking if the file contains MD5 hashes of your sequences;
- Getting genome coordinates of RNAcentral sequences from the reference genomes.
Most data in RNAcentral can be accessed programmatically using a RESTful API allowing for integration with other resources.
Thanks to content negotiation, when the API URLs are opened in a browser, they are rendered as human-friendly documents. However, when the same pages are requested programmatically, the response is returned in a machine-readable format.