About BioSamples

The team

The BioSamples team is part of the Helen Parkinson's team at EMBL-EBI. The team consists of bioinformaticians, ontologists, software engineers and web developers.

Contact us

If you want to contact us, please email biosamples@ebi.ac.uk. We welcome enquiries on data submission and data access, as well as more technical issues, e.g. integration with other data bases, linked open data, etc. We aim to respond to all emails within 1 working day.


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Publications / how to cite


BioSamples has been made possible with the support of our funders:

The BioSamples team would like to thank the following companies for their support: