Submitting data to the DGVa
Genomic structural variation can be complex to represent. We strongly urge submitters to take the 'DGVa Quick tour' by clicking the link on the menu to the left of this screen. This is a guided tour of DGVa and takes less than 30 minutes to complete; understanding the DGVa and how data is stored will greatly assist in the completion of submission files.
In addition to structural variation data we also require information about the study, including details of the subjects/samples, experimental protocols and applied analyses. Data can be submitted in a number of formats, and public release can be delayed if required (e.g. until after your manuscript has been published.)
If your study has generated raw sequence or aCGH data, this should be deposited in a public database, such as the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) or ArrayExpress at EBI - the DGVa accepts processed structural variant data only.
Submitting your data
Choose a format for your submission
The DGVa accepts submission data as an Excel spreadsheet and/or tab-delimited text files. Whichever format you choose, please download and use the Submission template as a reference, as it shows which information is required and which is optional.
The accompanying notes found in the Submission template can also be downloaded as a PDF.
Complete your submission spreadsheet/files
The DGVa has a fairly well-defined criteria for the type of information that can be entered. However, if you would like to add extra information, or need additional guidance, please email the DGVa helpdesk at email@example.com.
Send your submission files to DGVa
What happens next?
Your submission files will be validated to ensure they provide the required information, in the correct format. You will be notified by email if amendments are requested.
After data has been loaded to the archive, unique and stable accession numbers will be assigned for the study, variant regions, and all sample level variants (variant calls.)
The study dataset becomes available for download at our data download page. Data are also automatically integrated with other EBI resources, can be graphically viewed in the genomic context using the Ensembl genome browser, or queried and retrieved using Ensembl Biomart. You will be notified by email when this takes place.