GDB data submission forms, and where to find them...

Chris Porter cporter at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu
Fri May 21 11:53:02 EST 1993



	     DATA SUBMISSION FORMS FOR THE GENOME DATA BASE
	     ----------------------------------------------

Data submission to the Genome Data Base (GDB) is carried out on a series
of forms, which can be obtained from a number of sources. The forms currently
in use are:

Cloned Reagent Submission Form.

For submitting Locus (location and assignment mode), Reagent (YAC, cosmid, 
phage and plasmid clones) and Contact (name, address, phone etc.) data for 
new entries to the database. Any request for a new D-segment should include 
a completed cloned reagent submission form (which replaces the old D-segment 
submission form).

PCR Submission Form.

For submitting data on primer names and sequences, and on PCR conditions. 
Any PCR form defining a new D-segment should be accompanied by a Cloned 
Reagent Submission Form.

Polymorphism Submission Form.

For submitting data on alleles, allele frequencies, populations and detection
methods. If the polymorphism is detected with a probe/PCR primers not
already in GDB, the forms for these should also be submitted.

Cloned Gene Submission Form.

For submitting data on cloned genes of known function.

Mutation Submission Form.

For submitting data on mutations, detection methods and populations.

Map Submission Form.

For submitting data on various types of maps (linkage, breakpoint, deletion, 
radiation hybrid, FISH etc.).

Contig Submission Form.

For submitting YAC, cosmid, phage and plasmid contigs.

			---------------------------

Paper forms can be obtained on request from:

		Data Maintenance and Acquisition Core
		Genome Data Base
		Applied Research Lab.
		Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
		2024 E. Monument Street
		Baltimore, MD 21205
		USA

	Fax:	+1 (410) 614 0434
	Phone:	+1 (410) 955 9656

	email:	data at library.welch.jhu.edu


Data submission forms are also available by anonymous FTP from our FTP server
mendel.welch.jhu.edu (128.220.59.42). This carries Postscript versions of the 
paper forms, and also electronic submission form templates.


	   WE STRONGLY URGE THAT DATA SUBMISSIONS BE COMPLETED 
		  ON THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE FORMS.




	    OBTAINING DATA SUBMISSION FORMS FROM THE FTP SERVER
	    ---------------------------------------------------

1. Electronic Form Templates.

The electronic forms are available by anonymous ftp to mendel.welch.jhu.edu
(128.220.59.42) in the directory gdb/submit-data. Connect to this address with
ftp, log in as anonymous, using your email address as the password, then cd to
the directory gdb/submit-data. These forms can be imported into word processors
and text editors for completion.

The files in this directory are:

readme		Describes how to complete and submit the forms.

forms.txt	Field descriptions for all fields in each form.

gdb_code	Coded values required for some fields.

*.frm		Electronic forms (templates) for submitting data to GDB.

*.spl		Completed sample forms demonstrating proper completion.

Completed forms can be returned by email to data at library.welch.jhu.edu if
no larger than 50kb in size. Submissions can also be returned on Mac or PC 
diskette to the address above, or by ftp to mendel.welch.jhu.edu - completed 
forms should be placed in the directory /incoming.

PLEASE use these forms ONLY for electronic data submissions. If you submit 
data on hard copy, use the paper forms. Please don't print out the electronic
forms, complete them by hand and send them to us.


2. Paper Forms

The paper forms are available in Postscript form from the ftp server. Log in 
to mendel.welch.jhu.edu as described above, then change directory to
gdb/submit-data/paper_forms. The eight files here (*.ps) correspond to the
paper submission forms described above (the Contig Submission Form is in two 
parts). These can be downloaded and printed on a Postscript printer.


If you require help with the use of the ftp server, contact:

email:	help at welch.jhu.edu
Phone:	+1 (410) 955-7058quit




	         OBTAINING DATA SUBMISSION FORMS BY GOPHER
	         -----------------------------------------

Both the electronic and paper (Postscript) versions of the data submission
forms will soon be available from Dan Jacobson's gopher hole at 
merlot.welch.jhu.edu. Watch for his announcement on bionet.general and 
bionet.molbio.gdb.



Chris Porter
Data Maintenance and Acquisition Core
Genome Data Base

email:	cporter at library.welch.jhu.edu
Phone:	+1 (410) 614-1851



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