Last updated:2014.11.26.


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What kinds of data are acceptable at DDBJ? category submission

See Categories for Sequence Data.

If you are not sure to which category your sequence data should be submitted, see followings;

If you still have any question, please contact us from contact form by selecting the item, "Data Submission".

Last Updated:July 3, 2014
How to submit sequence data with annotation to DDBJ? category format MSS NSSS submission

Select from following two ways.

In general, we recommend to use DDBJ Nucleotide Sequence Submission System
In cases of, large number of sequences, many features, and/or long sequences, MSS is more useful.

Last Updated:June 16, 2014
How to submit amino acid sequences? category submission

In general, you can submit amino acid sequences by describing CDS feature for your nucleotide sequences.
However, DDBJ does not accept amino acid sequences only, i.e. without any nucleotide sequences.
In that case, please submit to UniProt, directly.
You can submit amino acid sequences to UniProt through SPIN.
Please contact to

Last Updated:November 26, 2014
How to submit assembled EST sequences? category submission

DDBJ can not accept only assembled EST sequences. However, DDBJ can accept EST assembled sequences as TSA with original (i.e. before assemble) sequence data. See also Data Submission form Transcriptome Project.
When original sequence data (primary entries) are generated from Next Generation Sequencers, submit to DDBJ sequence Read Archive (DRA), from traditional sequencers, submit as EST via Mass Submission System (MSS).
Then, DDBJ can accept assembled sequences (both de novo and reference mapping) as TSA through MSS.

Last Updated:June 16, 2014
How to submit sequence data determined by Next Generation Sequencers? category submission

See Categories for Sequence Data.
Please submit raw reads generated from Next Generation Sequencers to DDBJ sequence Read Archive.
See also Data Submission from Genome Project or Data Submission from Transcriptome Project.
Please submit assembled sequences through Mass Submission System, if necessary.

Last Updated:June 16, 2014
How to submit sequence-based expression data like as RNA seq? category submission

Please submit raw reads of sequence-based expression data to DDBJ Sequence Read Archive.

Last Updated:June 16, 2014
Where to submit variation data, such as single nucleotide variations, structural variations, copy number variations (CNVs) and so on? category submission

At DDBJ, we do not provide any official services to accept SNV, CGH analysis, microarray, variation and so on.
We assume that you can submit your data at NCBI or EBI.
Please submit to some of followings. If you have any questions, please ask each database, directly.

NCBI: Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), dbSNP, dbVar, ClinVar
EBI: ArrayExpress, European Variation Archive (EVA), Database of Genomic Variants archive (DGVa)

If your data are derived from human subjects, it may be required to submit your data to either of following controlled access databases.
The database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP)
European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA)
Japanese Genotype-phenotype Archive (JGA)

After submission of SNP data to DDBJ, will it automatically reflect to dbSNP?
How to submit sequence data related to DNA polymorphism?
Last Updated:March 3, 2016