Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fwd: DAVID-WS: a stateful web service to facilitate gene/protein list analysis

A new way to access the very popular and pioneer toolbox!

Fwd: please follow footer link
DAVID-WS: a stateful web service to facilitate gene/protein list analysis:

Summary: The database for annotation, visualization and integrated discovery (DAVID), which can be freely accessed at, 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 5000 institutes worldwide, with a daily submission rate of ~1200 gene lists from ~400 unique researchers, and has been cited by more than 6000 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 is stateless in nature as it uses URL request and response messages to communicate with the server, without keeping any state-related details. DAVID-WS (web service) 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;

(Original Post: Bioinformatics - current issue.)