Learn more about the genomic data submission process, from choosing an appropriate repository to submitting datasets. Generating human genomic data? Follow our step-by-step instructions for registering a study in the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), which is required for human genomic datasets.
Data Submission and Release Expectations
Under the NIH’s genomic data sharing policy, investigators are expected to share genomic data as well as relevant associated data generated using NIH funding. Learn more about NIH’s expectations.
Where to Submit Genomic Data
Genomic research data that results from NIH-supported studies is expected to be shared in an appropriate database. Find information about frequently used repositories where human and non-human genomic data may be submitted.
How to Register and Submit a Study in dbGaP
All large-scale human genomic studies funded by NIH must register in dbGaP, an NIH registry for human genomic data. NIH encourages the registration of non-NIH funded studies here as well. Walk through our step-by-step instructions for registering a study in dbGaP.