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

27 Jun 2018: ENA Sequence Retrieval Day

European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) is organising a ENA sequence retrieval day on the 10-10-2018 to introduce users to powerful search, retrieval and downloads methods.

11 Jun 2018: ENA release 136

Release 136 of ENA's assembled/annotated sequences is now available