What type of metagenomic data can I submit to ENA?


The following types of data can be submitted to the ENA and are subsequently analysed by EBI Metagenomics:

  • whole genome sequences;
  • metatranscriptomic sequences;
  • amplicon metagenomic sequences;
  • genome assembly data.

ENA accepts data in all NGS formats including:

  • Illumina;
  • LS454;
  • SOLiD;
  • IonTorrent;
  • Oxford Nanopore.

FASTA files are accepted, although formats containing quality information such as: FASTQ, SFF, SOLiD and FAST5 are preferred as they allow EBI Metagenomics to perform a complete quality control, ensuring results are uniformly analysed.

Find out more about different types of NGS file formats.