How to submit data to ENA
Types of submissions
ENA accepts a range of nucleotide data, including raw sequence reads, assembly information and functional annotation. All submitted public data is exchanged on a daily basis between ENA, NCBI and DDBJ as part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC). Therefore, no matter which databank you submit to, your data will appear in all three.
Submissions of assembled data to EMBL-Bank and raw unassembled data or large-scale metadata to SRA are handled through the Webin system (6). Webin provides an easy-to-use format that guides you through the submission process. All sequence submissions are processed through secure lines:
Submissions are password protected and can be done through a secure encrypted https network;
Data can be held confidentially prior to publication.
How to access the submission pages
You can access the submission page from the ENA browser homepage using the link shown by the red arrow in Figure 51, which will take you to the EMBL-Bank Webin and SRA Webin submission page (Figure 52).
Figure 52. The EMBL-Bank Webin and SRA Webin submission page.
Webin - EMBL-Bank submissions
EMBL-Bank accepts sequence submissions through the Webin system.
To use EMBL-Bank Webin, you must first register on the log-in page.
Webin has a number of advantages:
Webin uses pre-formatted templates that allow you to select the submission forms that best suit the type of data you have;
Quality checks ensure data is as complete and accurate as possible.
Webin - SRA submissions
The SRA Webin system accepts both sequence reads and analysis data generated by next-generation sequencing methods.
To use SRA Webin, you must first register by contacting datasubs [at] ebi.ac.uk; registered users can then log-in using the log-in page.
Note: SRA only accepts data which is intended for unrestricted release. Controlled access data should be submitted to the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA).