Web Services Overview
Programmatic access to individual structures and/or specific data items (e.g., bound ligands) is provided through REpresentational State Transfer (or RESTful) Web Service Application Program Interfaces (APIs).
- APIs to access select information about Chemical components, BIRD entries, Structure pages, metadata, and drugs
- Search APIs to return a list of IDs (e.g., PDB IDs, chain IDs, ligand IDs)
- Fetch APIs to return data given an ID (e.g. reports, descriptions, data items)
New Web Service APIs are being developed; users should register with the RCSB PDB API electronic list for announcements.
Contact RCSB PDB with questions suggestions for specific services.