Searching ENA

ENA data can be searched and retrieved interactively and programmatically and visualized using the ENA Browser. Please refer to the following sections for more information about the ENA data access functionality with links to more detailed documentation.

Free text search

Free text search is provided from the search box in the header of all ENA web pages and through the search available at the top of all EMBL-EBI web pages. Advanced search options are available from the ENA Advanced Search page.

Sequence similarity search

Sequence similiary search is provided from the ENA home page. Advanced search options are available from the ENA Sequence Search page.

Programmatic data access

The main programmatic interface for accessing ENA data is through the ENA Browser. The ENA Browser is designed to be accessed through REST URLs for easy programmatic access to retrieve data and metadata in a variety of formats.

Bulk data download

Most ENA data can be downloaded in bulk through FTP and Aspera protocols … more information.

Latest ENA News

24 Sep 2014: ENA Release 121
Release 121 of ENA's assembled/annotated sequences now available.

20 Aug 2014: Read data through Globus GridFTP
Read data can now be downloaded using Globus GridFTP through ebi#ena Globus Online public endpoint.

18 Aug 2014: Changes to SRA XML 1.5
Small changes to Experiment XML, Analysis XML, EGA Dataset XML, EGA DAC XMLs were deployed on 11th of August 2014.

1 Jul 2014: ENA release 120
Release 120 of ENA's assembled/annotated seqences now available

23 May 2014: Change to date format for advanced search
From 16th June 2014, the date format used in the advanced search will be changed to ISO format (YYYY-MM-DD).