Sequence Data Submissions

Dennis Benson dab at ray.nlm.nih.gov
Sun Sep 12 03:20:22 EST 1993


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Sequence Data Submissions to GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ

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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
databases.

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:

GENBANK:

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 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Revisions:    update at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Information:  info at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


EMBL Data Library

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

Submissions:  datasubs at embl-heidelberg.de
Revisions:    update at embl-heidelberg.de
Information:  datalib at embl-heidelberg.de


DNA Databank of Japan

DDBJ
National Institute of Genetics
Mishima
Shizuoka 411
Japan
+81 559 75 0771

Submissions:  ddbjsub at ddbj.nig.ac.jp
Revisions:    ddbjupdt at ddbj.nig.ac.jp
Information:  ddbj at ddbj.nig.ac.jp



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