Archiving next generation sequencing data

Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D870-1. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp1078. Epub 2009 Dec 3.


Next generation sequencing platforms are producing biological sequencing data in unprecedented amounts. The partners of the International Nucleotide Sequencing Database Collaboration, which includes the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ), have established the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) to provide the scientific community with an archival destination for next generation data sets. The SRA is now accessible at from NCBI, at from EBI and at from DDBJ. Users of these resources can obtain data sets deposited in any of the three SRA instances. Links and submission instructions are provided.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Computers
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Europe
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Internet
  • Japan
  • National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / trends
  • Software
  • United States