European Nucleotide Archive in 2016

Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jan 4;45(D1):D32-D36. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1106. Epub 2016 Nov 29.


The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA; offers a rich platform for data sharing, publishing and archiving and a globally comprehensive data set for onward use by the scientific community. With a broad scope spanning raw sequencing reads, genome assemblies and functional annotation, the resource provides extensive data submission, search and download facilities across web and programmatic interfaces. Here, we outline ENA content and major access modalities, highlight major developments in 2016 and outline a number of examples of data reuse from ENA.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*
  • Sequence Analysis, RNA*