The European Nucleotide Archive


The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA; is Europe's primary nucleotide-sequence repository. The ENA consists of three main databases: the Sequence Read Archive (SRA), the Trace Archive and EMBL-Bank. The objective of ENA is to support and promote the use of nucleotide sequencing as an experimental research platform by providing data submission, archive, search and download services. In this article, we outline these services and describe major changes and improvements introduced during 2010. These include extended EMBL-Bank and SRA-data submission services, extended ENA Browser functionality, support for submitting data to the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) through SRA, and the launch of a new sequence similarity search service.

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@inproceedings{Leinonen2011TheEN, title={The European Nucleotide Archive}, author={Rasko Leinonen and Ruth Akhtar and Ewan Birney and Lawrence Bower and Ana Cerde{\~n}o-T{\'a}rraga and Ying Cheng and Iain Cleland and Nadeem Faruque and Neil Goodgame and Richard Gibson and Gemma Hoad and Mikyung Jang and Nima Pakseresht and Sheila Plaister and Rajesh Radhakrishnan and Kethi Reddy and Siamak Sobhany and Petra ten Hoopen and Robert Vaughan and Vadim Zalunin and Guy Cochrane}, booktitle={Nucleic Acids Research}, year={2011} }