Sequence Data Submissions

Dennis Benson dab at
Sun Sep 12 03:20:22 EST 1993


Sequence Data Submissions to GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ


The sequence databases depend on scientists to contribute sequences and
associated biological annotation in electronic form. The three databases
in the U.S., Europe, and Japan collaborate in collecting and distributing
all sequence information received and consequently make available comprehensive
collections of DNA and RNA sequence data in the GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ

Researchers are encouraged to submit data to whichever of the three databases
is most convenient. The receiving database will transmit the data to the
other two.  Collectively, the databases will make the sequence information
available to scientists throughout the world through computer networks,
magnetic tapes, and CD-ROMs. 

Many editorial policies require submission of sequence data and the issuance of
an accession number by the databases as a condition of publication. (At the
authors' option, sequence data may be kept confidential until publication.)
But even when not required, the inclusion of an accession number in a
publication helps users efficiently retrieve the sequence from the databases.
To facilitate the submission process, free software (Authorin) for PC and
Macintosh computers is available.  Contact NCBI for the software at the
address below.  For assistance with sequence submission, contact the most
convenient database:


National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Library of Medicine
Bldg. 38A, Rm. 8N-803
Bethesda, MD 20894  USA
+1 (301) 496-2475

Submissions:  gb-sub at
Revisions:    update at
Information:  info at

EMBL Data Library

Postfach 10.2209
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69012 Heidelberg
+49 (6221) 387258

Submissions:  datasubs at
Revisions:    update at
Information:  datalib at

DNA Databank of Japan

National Institute of Genetics
Shizuoka 411
+81 559 75 0771

Submissions:  ddbjsub at
Revisions:    ddbjupdt at
Information:  ddbj at

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