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The GDC Application Programming Interface (API) is the external facing Representational State Transfer (REST) interface that drives the GDC Data Portal and is made accessible to external users for programmatic access to the same functionality found through the GDC Data Portal. This includes searching for and downloading subsets of data files, metadata, and annotations based on specific parameters, BAM Slicing endpoints as well as submission of new projects and associated data to the GDC.

Please visit the GDC API to access the REST interface and the GDC API Usage Guide for instructions and code examples for using the GDC API.

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How do I query and download data from the GDC?

The GDC provides several resources for querying and downloading data from the GDC including the GDC Data Portal for querying and downloading GDC data files, the GDC Data Transfer Tool for downloading large volumes of files, and the GDC Application Programming Interface (API) for performing programmatic queries and downloads.

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