The International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration

Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40(Database issue):D33-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr1006. Epub 2011 Nov 12.


The members of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC; set out to capture, preserve and present globally comprehensive public domain nucleotide sequence information. The work of the long-standing collaboration includes the provision of data formats, annotation conventions and routine global data exchange. Among the many developments to INSDC resources in 2011 are the newly launched BioProject database and improved handling of assembly information. In this article, we outline INSDC services and update the reader on developments in 2011.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genomics*
  • Internet