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The Biomart system ( is a flexible data warehouse aimed at complex interlinked biological data sets. It enables the retrieval of large amounts of genomic data e.g. from Ensembl and Sanger, as well as Uniprot, MSD datasets and many more.


The Biomart service is one of the default Taverna service and available as an official plugin to Taverna 2.5 and isincluded in the Taverna editions Bioinformatics and Enterprise.

When installed, the Biomart service can be found in the service panel.:

Creating a new Biomart query

The query is created by dragging a dataset (shown in the figure above) into the workflow diagram panel as with any other service type. A configuration panel is displayed. All Biomart services require configuration before they are of any use within the workflow.