Preparing Files for Submission

All files that are submitted to ENA need to be in the appropriate format to be accepted.

In the case of any data submitted Interactively or Programmatically you will also need to register the md5 checksum of your files and upload these to your Webin Upload Area prior to submission.

If data is submitted using Webin-CLI there is no need to register md5 checksums or previously upload data as the tool will do all this for you at the time of submission.

Below, you can find guides on the formats available for read and assembly submissions, as well as information on the EMBL flat file format, with templates. These are followed by sections on general steps you may need to take to prepare your file to be uploaded, and finally, how to carry out the actual upload.

Compressing and Uploading Files