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How do I upload my data to Ensembl?

If you have genomic coordinates, you can use the manage your data tool button to display your features in Ensembl. Either upload a file, attach data using a url, or, create and attach a DAS source.

There are many supported file formats you can use, namely BED, BedGraph, GFF/GTF, PSL, WIG, and our newest allowed format BAM for sequencing reads. The EBI provides an easydas interface to create a DAS source (without having to know any programming).

Uploaded data can be displayed in Location views like region in detail, region overview, along a karyotype, and in the gene summary view. Variation data (e.g. polymorphisms) can be uploaded using the Variant Effect Predictor.

Have a look at the Ensembl upload exercises to go through some examples.


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