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Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Jul;37(Web Server issue):W23-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp265. Epub 2009 May 6.

BioMart Central Portal--unified access to biological data.

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  • 1EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK.


BioMart Central Portal ( offers a one-stop shop solution to access a wide array of biological databases. These include major biomolecular sequence, pathway and annotation databases such as Ensembl, Uniprot, Reactome, HGNC, Wormbase and PRIDE; for a complete list, visit, Moreover, the web server features seamless data federation making cross querying of these data sources in a user friendly and unified way. The web server not only provides access through a web interface (MartView), it also supports programmatic access through a Perl API as well as RESTful and SOAP oriented web services. The website is free and open to all users and there is no login requirement.

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