New and Improved Web Services for Accessing PDB Data
Web Services can help software developers build tools that interact more effectively with PDB data. Instead of storing coordinate files and related data locally, web services let software tools interact with the RCSB PDB remotely. Documentation for accessing the RCSB PDB's Web Services is available (RESTful | SOAP).
RESTful services exchange XML files in response to URL requests. RESTful search services return a list of IDs for Advanced Search and SMILES-based queries. RESTful fetch services return data when given IDs, including PDB entity descriptions, ligand information, third-party annotations for protein chains, and PDB to UniProtKB mappings. SOAP Web Services are also available.
Improvements are being made based on community feedback. Please let us know if there are website options that you think should be offered as a web service.