Help for life scientists to submit data to international repositories

Making data publicly available is integral to the dissemination of research output. However, data submission to international repositories can be challenging. 

Identifying what metadata needs to accompany data submissions, packaging data and metadata, and submitting large numbers of entries is complex and sometimes difficult for individual researchers.
The Data Submission Service of EMBL-ABR (Australian Bioinformatics Resource), provided by QCIF’s QFAB team, helps Australian life science researchers with the process of curating, formatting and managing research data for transfer to existing international data repositories from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) — where it will be findable and publicly accessible for reuse.
EMBL-ABR’s Data Submission Service, supported by Bioplatforms Australia, is open to all Australian life science and medical researchers.
The QFAB team uses a range of scripts and standard operating procedures to support the submission of Australian sequence-based data to the EBI European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA).
EMBL-ABR’s Data Submission Service includes:

  • management of ENA and SRA data submission accounts accessible by researchers
  • automation of upload processes saving researcher’s time
  • optimisation of data transfer processes to ensure data integrity and reduce transfer failure
  • provision of staging infrastructure to facilitate submissions from the researcher’s perspective
  • verification and collation of required metadata prior to submission
  • submission of researcher data to ENA and SRA
  • submission of selected Bioplatforms Australia data
  • maintaining boutique data submission tools such as Tox|Note for venom-gland transcriptome data submission and toxin card creation on Arachnoserver
  • a helpdesk for support.

If you have sequence-based data (reads, genome assemblies and assembled sequence and/or annotations) to submit to EBI or NCBI, and you’d like some help, please contact the QFAB Data Submission Service team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..