Downloading taxonomy data

Taxonomy information is available through the ENA Browser using REST URLs. Download of taxonomy data is also supported through FTP.

The taxonomy data formats, including detailed information about Darwin Core, are described here.

Downloading taxonomy data via FTP

Taxonomy data is available for bulk download through FTP at

File Definition
taxonomy.xml.gz Full release of the taxonomy data in ENA taxonomy format.
sdwca Full release of taxonomy data in Darwin Core Archive format.

Latest ENA News

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).

20 May 2014: Update to the ENA SAMPLE checklist
From 10th of June 2014 the ENA SAMPLE checklist XML will be updated and the older version will be deprecated.