This function connects to FlowRepository (flowrepository.org) via an XML-based API and searches for datasets matching the query term. The search covers experiment names, repository identifiers, keywords, researcher first and last names, reagents and reagent manufactures, instruments and instrument manufactures, sample annotations and manuscript identifiers. A vector of identifiers of matching datasets is retrieved. NULL is returned if no matching datasets are found.
The query term used to search FlowRepository datasets for.
An HTTP GET request is sent to FlowRepository to perform the search, this retrieves an XML from FlowRepository, and this XML is parsed to extract the list of identifiers of matching experiments.
A vector of objects of class
character containing strings
with FlowRepository dataset identifiers available. NULL if no matching
datasets were found.
Spidlen Josef. FlowRepository Resources for Developers.