Ensembl Tools

We provide a number of ready-made tools for processing both our data and yours. We routinely delete results from our servers after 10 days, but if you have an ensembl account you will be able to save the results indefinitely.

Processing your data

NameDescriptionOnline toolUpload limitDownload scriptDocumentation
Variant Effect Predictor
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Analyse your own variants and predict the functional consequences of known and unknown variants via our Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) tool.Tool50MB*DownloadDocumentation
BLAST/BLATSearch our genomes for your DNA or protein sequence.Tool50MBDocumentation
* For larger datasets we provide an API script that can be downloaded (you will also need to install our Perl API, below, to run the script).

Accessing Ensembl data

NameDescriptionGet it from:Documentation
Ensembl Perl APIProgrammatic access to all Ensembl data using simple Perl scriptsGitHub or FTP download (current release only)Documentation
Ensembl Virtual MachineVirtualBox virtual Machine with Ubuntu desktop and pre-configured with the latest Ensembl API plus Variant Effect Predictor (VEP). NB: download is >1 GBFTP downloadDocumentation