Facing growth in the European Nucleotide Archive

Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan;41(Database issue):D30-5. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1175. Epub 2012 Nov 29.


The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA; http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/) collects, maintains and presents comprehensive nucleic acid sequence and related information as part of the permanent public scientific record. Here, we provide brief updates on ENA content developments and major service enhancements in 2012 and describe in more detail two important areas of development and policy that are driven by ongoing growth in sequencing technologies. First, we describe the ENA data warehouse, a resource for which we provide a programmatic entry point to integrated content across the breadth of ENA. Second, we detail our plans for the deployment of CRAM data compression technology in ENA.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence*
  • Data Compression
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genomics
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
  • Internet
  • User-Computer Interface