GtR APIs Explained

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What is an API?

  • An Application-Prograing Interface (API) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a web-based software application.
  • GtR has made two APIs available which allow developers to create applications that are able to extract information, about research, directly from the GtR website; such applications might typically be created to analyse the data in ways that add value for users.

Who can use the APIs?

  • The APIs are for use by people with technical experience of APIs. Further information can be found in the documentation below.

Which APIs are supported on GtR?

  • The GtR API is developed around the requirements of the website and is linked directly to each of the screens.
  • The GtR-2 API accesses the data in a form that provides greater independence from the current User Interface, and provides versioning to allow clients to progress to later versions at their choosing.

How do I access the APIs?

  • Further information can be found in the documentation below.
    GtR API
    GtR-2 API