Module 1: Interactive Submission Options


This guide will introduce you to submitting data interactively through your browser.
If you would prefer to submit programmatically or via our command line interface, please refer to the contents page.

Production and Test Services

There are two interactive Webin submission services. One for test submissions and another for production submissions:

The test service is recreated from the full content of the production service every day at 03.00 GMT/BST. Therefore, any submissions made to the test service will be removed by the following day.

It is advisable to first test your submissions using the Webin test service before using the production service.


If you have not submitted to Webin before please register a submission account.

Submission Workflow

When submitting new data to us, the following workflow is recommended:

  1. Register a Study
  2. Register Samples
  3. Upload Read Files
  4. Submit Read Files

When you come to make a new submission, you will have the options described below. Follow the links for specific guidance on each submission activity.

  1. Access the above image by logging into your Webin submission account and going to the ‘New Submission’ tab.
  2. Use the Register study (project) option to register new studies.
  3. Use the Register samples option to register new samples.
  4. Use the Submit sequence reads and experiments option to submit sequence reads with associated experimental information. Ensure you have uploaded your read files first.
  5. Use the Submit genome assemblies option to submit assembled genomes.
  6. Use the Submit other assembled and annotated sequences option to submit coding genes, rRNA sequences and other annotated sequences.
  7. Use the Taxonomy Check/Request option to check that your samples have recognised taxonomic classifications or to register new ones. You must provide a taxonomic classification for each submitted sample.

Metadata model

The full metadata model is described in Metadata Model. You may find understanding how database objects relate to one another helpful.