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EMBL-EBI: Introduction to the ENA Sequence Archive




The European Nucleotide Sequence Archive (ENA) is a global database for storing experimental nucleotide data and also interpreted data (alignment files, variant calling, analysis results). The data is submitted by scientists conducting sequencing experiments and publishing research in the area. Data is fully searchable and available for download. Sequence data includes raw NGS files (FastQ, BAM…),  assembled genomes and transcriptomes, and annotated sequences (protein coding genes, non coding RNA, barcode genes, HLA genes)

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources.



Marc Rosello, EMBL-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • The workshop is suitable for scientists that are producing sequence data
    and require a platform to publish it, and for bioinformaticians wishing
    to search and analyse third party sequence data.
  • No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals


Syllabus, Tools and Resources

During this course you will learn about:


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • submit all types of sequence data
  • submit supplementary interpreted data such as variant calls, alignment files, annotation tables
  • browse the ENA database in detail, learning about its structure and the type of data it contains



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