How to download PMC (PubMed Central) bulk data using rsync

PubMed Central (PMC) raw data is hosted on the NCBI servers which provide convenient access using rsync.

Download PMC data using a rsync command like

rsync -Pav\*.tar.gz PMC/

This example command will download all bulk data files as .tar.gz containing text files.

You can explore the PMC directory structure by accessing the NCBI FTP server using your browser.