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NIH / NCI Genomic Data Commons Access

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Programmatically access the NIH / NCI Genomic Data Commons RESTful service.

Author: Martin Morgan [aut], Sean Davis [aut, cre], Marcel Ramos [ctb]

Maintainer: Sean Davis <seandavi at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("GenomicDataCommons")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

Introduction to Accessing the NCI Genomic Data Commons HTML R Script
Questions and answers from over the years HTML R Script
Somatic Mutation Data HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.28.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.5 (R-3.4) (7 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.4.0), magrittr
Imports stats, httr, xml2, jsonlite, utils, rlang, readr, GenomicRanges, IRanges, dplyr, rappdirs, tibble, tidyr
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