Several videos are up on the NCBI YouTube, including recordings of recent NCBI Minute webinars.
On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST, NCBI will present a webinar on advanced applications of the NCBI APIs we previously introduced in our general API webinar in September. This webinar is intended for bioinformaticians, computational biologists and others who are already comfortable with writing scripts to access, download and analyze data.
On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, we will present a webinar on API keys for E-utilities. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to get and start using your API key with the E-utilities and the command line EDirect programs.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00-12:30PM EST
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.
If you regularly use the E-utilities API, we have important news for you: NCBI is now providing API keys for the E-utilities! After May 1, 2018, NCBI will limit your access to the E-utilities unless you have one of these keys. Obtaining an API key is quick, and simple, and will allow you to access NCBI data faster. If you don’t have an API key, E-utilities will still work, but you may be limited to fewer requests than allowed with an API key.
What is an API key?
An API key is a unique string that you include in your HTTP requests that identifies you to NCBI servers. Think of the API key as a ‘turbocharger’ that lets you get more data, faster, from NCBI.
On September 6, 2017, we will present a webinar on Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) at NCBI.
Whether you’re new to APIs or are already using them, this webinar has something for you. We’ll introduce you to APIs and what they can be used for, then focus on the diverse group of APIs available to access NCBI databases and tools.
Date and time: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.