Important Change to Nucleotide Sequence Databases

Dennis Benson dab at
Wed Jan 20 09:32:05 EST 1993

The international nucleotide sequence database collaboration (DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank)
is pleased to announce the following improvement to its submission system. 

In the past, the editorial policies of several journals required that submitters
send their data to one specific databank. As from today, submitters may send
their nucleotide sequence data to any of the database groups (DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank)
irrespective of the journal in which the data are expected to be published. 

Any given data set should be submitted to *only* one of the databases. The
submitter then need interact only with this database which in turn will be
responsible for sharing the data with the other groups.

A primary goal of the submission databases is to present your data to the public
at the same time as the sequence appears in print. Therefore, we remind
submitters that when they request data to be held in confidence pending
publication, they need to inform the databases as soon as possible of the data
of the upcoming publication.

Researchers who detect a pulished sequence they cannot find in the latest
release of the nucleotide sequence databases can also assist in the release of
this data by notifying DDBJ, EMBL or Genbank at the addresses shown below.

Please use the following addresses for your data submission, general
contacts, and update/error reporting:

DDBJ:    ddbjsub at (for data submissions)
         ddbj at (for other enquiries)
         ddbjupdt at (for updates and notification of publication)
         DNA Data Bank of Japan
         DNA Research Center, National Institute of
         Genetics, Mishima, Shizuoka 411, Japan
         Telephone:  +81-559-75-0771
         Telefax:    +81-559-75-6040

EMBL:    datasubs at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE (for data submissions)
         datalib at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE (for other enquiries)
         update at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE (for updates and notification of publication)
         EMBL Data Library, Postfach 10.2209, 
         6900 Heidelberg, Germany
         Telephone:  +49-6221-387-258
         Telefax:    +49-6221-387-519

GenBank: gb-sub at (for data submissions)
         info at (for other enquiries)
         update at (for updates and notification of publication)
         GenBank Submissions, Mail Stop K710, 
         Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
         Telephone:   +1-505-665-2177
         Telefax:     +1-505-665-3493
         Other enquiries:
         GenBank/NCBI, 8N-803, Bldg. 38A,
         Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
         Telephone:   +1-301-496-2475
         Telefax:     +1-301-480-9241

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