Identification

Author

Cochrane G, Karsch-Mizrachi I, Takagi T

Title

The international nucleotide sequence database collaboration

Year

2016

Publication type

Article

Journal

Nucleic Acids Res

Created

2016-03-07 19:35:48.234860+00:00

Modified

2016-08-09 19:19:28.019485+00:00

Details

Volume

44

Access

Language

English

URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4702924/
DOI

10.1093/nar/gkv1323

Accessed

2016-05-24

Extended information

Abstract

The International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC; http://www.insdc.org) comprises three global partners committed to capturing, preserving and providing comprehensive public-domain nucleotide sequence information. The INSDC establishes standards, formats and protocols for data and metadata to make it easier for individuals and organizations to submit their nucleotide data reliably to public archives. This work enables the continuous, global exchange of information about living things. Here we present an update of the INSDC in 2015, including data growth and diversification, new standards and requirements by publishers for authors to submit their data to the public archives. The INSDC serves as a model for data sharing in the life sciences.