W454 Primary Data Submission Portal

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Time: 3:50 PM
Room: Sunset
Kim D. Pruitt , National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Ilene Mizrachi , National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda, MD
The availability of DNA and RNA sequence data in archival databases provides critical support to many facets of ongoing research and analysis, tool, and resource development.   Submissions of high-throughput datasets such as RNA-seq or genomic short-reads for variation discovery, or datasets that result from analysis and interpretation of primary data, such as whole genome assemblies, is frequently associated with ancillary highly relevant files (assembly AGP files, BAM alignment files) or metadata for the sample or project.  NCBI accepts a wide variety of sequence data types plus ancillary files and metadata.  The expanded scope of information submitted and the increased complexity of these submissions present challenges to the existing submission infrastructure.  To address this, NCBI is developing a Submission Portal which will streamline submission of experimental datasets and associated metadata.  The presentation will review what data types should be submitted to which NCBI database, current submission routes for traditional and next-gen data, including submissions to the Short Read Archive (SRA), and summarize the current status and future plans for the NCBI Submission Portal. Acknowledgement: The work presented reflects the work of numerous NCBI Archival database support staff.