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

13 Jan 2016: Assembly XML now available from ENA
As the first step to improvements into genome assembly data access, XML files describing each assembly version are now available from the ENA browser.

07 Jan 2016: ENA launches comprehensive CRAM indexing
ENA has launched a new service to provide reference coordinate-based indices for CRAM data.

09 Dec 2015: ENA Release 126
Release 126 of ENA's assembled/annotated sequences now available