NCBI Datasets Documentation

These documentation pages describe how to use NCBI Datasets websites and tools.

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Quickstart Guides

Command line tool

NCBI Datasets command line interface to browse and download NCBI datasets

How-to guides

Detailed instructions to guide you through specific tasks

Data packages

NCBI Datasets provides sequence, annotation, metadata and other biological data as an NCBI Datasets Data Package zip archive.

Supported programming languages


Reference documentation for report and file formats, the command-line interface (CLI), and REST API.

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