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[bioontology-support] UMLS REST Service Access Request

Trish Whetzel whetzel at
Wed May 27 05:23:52 PDT 2009

Forwarding to close out the request.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Benjamin Dai [mailto:benjamin.dai at]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:17 AM
>To: cbandla at
>Cc: 'Natasha Noy'; 'Trish Whetzel'
>Subject: RE: [bioontology-support] UMLS REST Service Access Request
>Dear Chaitanaya,
>We are glad you are interested in our UMLS prototype web services.
>are the instructions for accessing the services (once you get the active
>UMLS code from NLM).  Note that this is still a prototype and could be
>at various times.  Also, we are actively working on significantly
>UMLS REST services that leverage semantic type data which will require
>eventual URL signature change.  Please email Trish Whetzel if you find
>with these evolving prototype services.
>1) - See if this resolves to a
>default page.  The page should indicate  "NetKernel Running
>If this does not work, there may be a firewall issue on your side.  The
>services have been accessed successfully by external parties.
>2) Now try accessing a basic UMLS REST Service.  When you attempt to
>to the following URL for the first time (e.g., try clicking on the
>URL which lists all UMLS SABs - http://ncbolabs-
>), you will be challenged with a HTML page with a field for you to
>your UMLS license code.  Enter your UMLS license code.
>After submitting the license code, all future requests to the UMLS REST
>services should work (as long as you don't clear your browser cookie).
>are integrated with the NLM License Server that's currently in beta.
>has assured us that the UMLS license codes on their beta server are all
>Here's another example, click on the following URL:
>This URL should redirect you to a "Welcome to the National Center for
>Biomedical Ontology (NCBO)!" page.  Enter your license code in the field
>then retry clicking on the URL.  I hope this helps.
>Best Regards,
>Benjamin Dai
>Chief Software Architect
>The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
>Stanford Biomedical Informatics
>benjamin.dai at
>W:  650-725-2508
>Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Chaitanya Bandlamudi" <cbandla at>
>> Date: May 20, 2009 12:23:30 AM PDT
>> To: <support at>
>> Subject: [bioontology-support] UMLS REST Service Access Request
>> Reply-To: cbandla at
>> Dear Sir/Ma'am,
>> Please provide me with access to UMLS REST Services
>> 1. Your organization: University of Michigan
>> 2. Department: Center for Computational Medicine and Biology
>> 3. Area of interest: Gene Expression Analysis
>> 4. What kind of research where the REST services will be applied?
>> Meta-analysis of gene expression profiles
>> 5. How did you learned about the UMLS REST Services?
>> Atul Butte's research group at Stanford.
>> 6. Do you have an active valid UMLS license?
>> No, not yet.  I have just applied to it. I should receive a license
>> to UMLS
>> in 2-3 days.
>> Thanks,
>> Chaitanya Bandlamudi
>> Center for Computational Medicine and Biology
>> University of Michigan
>> Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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