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.

 

Help

For more information on submitting data to ENA, see the help pages.

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).

The submission page can be accessed from the ENA browser homepage

Figure 51. The submission page can be accessed from the ENA browser homepage.

 

The EMBL-Bank Webin and SRA Webin submission page

Figure 52. The EMBL-Bank Webin and SRA Webin submission page.

Notes

[A] Login or register provides access to EMBL-Bank Webin; first-time submitters must use this link to register online.

[B] Login provides acess to SRA Webin once you have registered; first time submitters must contact datasubs [at] ebi.ac.uk [C] to register.

 

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.

EMBL-Bank also accepts bulk submissions of EMBL format files with sequence and annotation produced using Artemis.

 

Help

More information on submitting data to EMBL-Bank can be found here.

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).

 

 

Help

More information on submitting data and metadata to SRA can be found here.

There are tutorials available on: Webin submission