Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fwd: DAVID-WS: A Stateful Web Service to Facilitate Gene/Protein List Analysis

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DAVID-WS: A Stateful Web Service to Facilitate Gene/Protein List Analysis:

Summary: DAVID (the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery), which can be freely accessed at http://david.abcc.ncifcrf.gov/, is a web-based online bioinformatics resource that aims to provide tools for the functional interpretation of large lists of genes/proteins. It has been used by researchers from more than 5,000 institutes worldwide, with a daily submission rate of ~1,200 gene lists from ~400 unique researchers, and has been cited by more than 6,000 scientific publications. However, the current web interface does not support programmatic access to DAVID, and the Uniform Resource Locator (URL)–based Application Programming Interface (API) has a limit on URL size and it is stateless in nature as it uses request and response messages to communicate with the server, without keeping any state-related details. DAVID-WS has been developed to automate user tasks by providing stateful web services to access DAVID programmatically without the need for human interactions.

Availability: The web service and sample clients (written in Java, Perl, Python, and Matlab) are made freely available under the DAVID License at: http://david.abcc.ncifcrf.gov/content.jsp?file=WS.html

Contact:xiaoli.jiao@nih.gov, rlempicki@nih.gov

(Original Post: Bioinformatics - Advance Access.)