Genetic Accessions (Omics)

Contributing Genetic Accessions (omics)

Sequence data are best served by a disciplinary repository, such as the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) GenBank or Sequence Read Archive (SRA). Metadata and supporting data related to these NCBI accessions should be provided to BCO-DMO to further enable discovery and re-use.
If you have metadata and additional data related to your genetic accessions (collection date, latitude, longitude, taxon names, treatment descriptions, environmental measurements, etc.), please submit them to us along with any relevant accession numbers (e.g. BioSample, SRA run id, etc). Note that submitting your accession numbers and related data in a tabular format (e.g. Excel, comma- or tab-delimited) will expedite our processing of your data. We will then create a Dataset Landing Page at BCO-DMO which is linked to your Project Page.
To submit accessions and related data, use our online Submission Tool at to enter your metadata and upload data files. See the "Submitting Data" page for more information on using the Submission Tool.
(If you cannot use the online submission tool, you can complete the DATASET.rtf metadata form and send it to [email protected] along with any relevant data files.)
If applicable, please include the following information with your submission to BCO-DMO:
  • BioProject number
  • taxonomic names
  • description of the types of sequences
  • locations where species were collected (including latitude and longitude and cruise ID numbers, if known/applicable)
  • sequencing and analysis methods (including instrument names and models)
  • any other relevant information that will enable others to understand and re-use the data (e.g. published papers)
Example Datasets:
On these dataset landing pages, click the "View Table" or "Get Data" button at the top of the page to see the data published by BCO-DMO. Note that the related NCBI pages (like BioProject) are listed in a "Related Datasets" section on the landing page.
If you have any questions about how to submit data, please contact us at [email protected].