Data search, query and retrieval

Sarah Morgan

EMBL-EBI is the home of the world's most comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases and resources. Our resources help researchers share and analyse data and perform complex queries in many different ways. Join us for a tour of...

Anja Füllgrabe

ArrayExpress is a database of functional genomics data. This course will give you an overview of how these data are stored in ArrayExpress and will teach you how to effectively search and retrieve data from the...

Melissa Burke

This quick tour provides an overview of EMBL-EBI’s functional genomics database ArrayExpress.

This course was updated in December 2015.

An undergraduate-level understanding of biology is an advantage. You may wish to have a look...

Claire ODonovan

Claire O'Donovan, leader of the Protein Function Content team at EMBL-EBI, gives an introduction into biocuration and talks about what it is like to work as a biocurator and the skill sets you need.

This webinar was recorded on 2 March...

Ugis Sarkans


The goal of the BioStudies database is to facilitate transparency and reproducibility of research by aggregating all the outputs of a study (a ‘data package’) in a single place. A data package consists of the overall biological...

From BLAST searches to literature services, gene annotation and information on protein structure and function, large amounts of biological data can be accessed online with the click of a button.

When it comes to repeated tasks with large...

Michael Parkin

This quick tour gives a brief introduction to Europe PMC , an open and free-access literature resource for biomedical and life sciences researchers.

Course updated in June 2017.

Maria Levchenko

In the age of data‐driven science, discovering all the data associated with a study can be tricky. In this webinar we will demonstrate how to locate primary data in a publication, find facts and evidence to support your hypothesis, and scan a...

Sanchayita Sen

This course will show you how to search the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) - EMBL-EBI's resource for the collection, organisation and dissemination of data on biological macromolecular structures. The course contains the following mini-...

Anton Petrov

RNAcentral is a database of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) sequences that aggregates data from multiple specialised resources and provides a single entry point for...