DbVar and DGVa: public archives for genomic structural variation

Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan;41(Database issue):D936-41. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1213. Epub 2012 Nov 27.


Much has changed in the last two years at DGVa (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/dgva) and dbVar (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/dbvar). We are now processing direct submissions rather than only curating data from the literature and our joint study catalog includes data from over 100 studies in 11 organisms. Studies from human dominate with data from control and case populations, tumor samples as well as three large curated studies derived from multiple sources. During the processing of these data, we have made improvements to our data model, submission process and data representation. Additionally, we have made significant improvements in providing access to these data via web and FTP interfaces.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genomic Structural Variation*
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Phenotype