The International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration

Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan;41(Database issue):D21-4. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1084. Epub 2012 Nov 24.


The International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC;, one of the longest-standing global alliances of biological data archives, captures, preserves and provides comprehensive public domain nucleotide sequence information. Three partners of the INSDC work in cooperation to establish formats for data and metadata and protocols that facilitate reliable data submission to their databases and support continual data exchange around the world. In this article, the INSDC current status and update for the year of 2012 are presented. Among discussed items of international collaboration meeting in 2012, BioSample database and changes in submission are described as topics.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence*
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation