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This is the development version of GenomicDataCommons; for the stable release version, see GenomicDataCommons.

NIH / NCI Genomic Data Commons Access

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

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))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


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 1.29.3
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.5 (R-3.4) (7 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.1.0)
Imports stats, httr, xml2, jsonlite, utils, rlang, readr, GenomicRanges, IRanges, dplyr, rappdirs, tibble, tidyr
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Suggests BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, DT, testthat, listviewer, ggplot2, GenomicAlignments, Rsamtools, BiocParallel, TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38.knownGene, VariantAnnotation, maftools, R.utils, data.table
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