In this lecture, Denise Carvalho-Silva (Ensembl User Support Officer) introduces the Ensembl project and the European Nucleotide Archive and outlines several use cases.
Data resources covered in this lecture
- Ensembl: The Ensembl project produces genome databases for vertebrates and other eukaryotic species, and makes this information freely available online. For more information, see Ensembl: Quick tour and Ensembl: Browsing chordate genomes.
- European Nucleotide Archive: a comprehensive databank of primary nucleotide sequence information. ENA provides access to both assembled sequence and unassembled (raw) sequence reads, but places them in separate databases in order to optimise accessibility and analysis. For more information, see The European Nucleotide Archive: Quick tour.