EMBL-EBI User Survey 2024

Do data resources managed by EMBL-EBI and our collaborators make a difference to your work?

Please take 10 minutes to fill in our annual user survey, and help us make the case for why sustaining open data resources is critical for life sciences research.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJKYKTT?channel=[webpage]


The Distributed Annotation System (DAS)

DAS is a specification of a protocol for requesting and returning annotation data for genomic regions. DAS allows sequence annotation to be stored in a decentralised manner, by multiple third-party annotators, and integrated on an as-needed basis by client-side software.

As of release 84, Ensembl no longer supports the DAS protocol. If you wish to make your data publicly accessible, we recommend creating a track hub, which provides a similar service to DAS but requires only a standard web server (or ftp site) and a few simple configuration files.

Information on how to create a track hub can be found at the UCSC Genome Browser website. The track hub format was created by the browser team at UCSC.