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EMBL-EBI: European Variation Archive




This interactive workshop offers participants hands-on experience in the use of the European Variation Archive, EVA. The EVA is an open-access, genetic variation data repository, currently hosting more than 80 studies describing in excess of 520 million unique variants. Participants will be shown how this data can be searched for at the study level via the EVA Study Browser, or at the individual variant level, via our Variant Browser. Finally, participants shall also be shown how to access this wealth of genetic variation data via the EVA API.

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources.



Gary Saunders, EMBL-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • This workshop is aimed at a wide variety of users, from wet-lab scientists to bioinformaticians
  • Basic computing skills
  • No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals


Syllabus, Tools and Resources

During this course you will learn about:

The EVA (


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • find, access and download data from genetic variation studies that have been submitted by the community to EVA
  • explore genetic variation data, including consequence types, allele frequency information and population statistics
  • programmatically access EVA data via our Global Alliance for Genomics and Health compliant API



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