Content discovery and retrieval services at the European Nucleotide Archive

Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan;43(Database issue):D23-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1129. Epub 2014 Nov 17.


The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA; is Europe's primary resource for nucleotide sequence information. With the growing volume and diversity of public sequencing data comes the need for increased sophistication in data organisation, presentation and search services so as to maximise its discoverability and usability. In response to this, ENA has been introducing and improving checklists for use during submission and expanding its search facilities to provide targeted search results. Here, we give a brief update on ENA content and some major developments undertaken in data submission services during 2014. We then describe in more detail the services we offer for data discovery and retrieval.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

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