A BioProject is a collection of biological data for a single initiative, originating from a single organization or from a consortium. A BioSample includes descriptive information about the biological source materials relating to experimental assays.
Automatically create these during a sequence data submission or link them during submission.
What You Should Expect
You should register BioProject or BioSamples separately from your data only in the following situations:
Large and long-term projects where samples are collected over a course of year or more
If an NCBI curator instructed you to register a separate BioProject or BioSamples
If you are submitting an annotated genome before submitting the reads or the unannotated genome
A BioProject describes the research effort/study under which you will submit all your sample information and sequence data files.
Provide required information best describing your data:
Organism (when scope is is monoisolate or multiisolate) or common taxonomic branch (when scope is multispecies and the species are fairly closely related). Example: Enter "primates" if you are making a comparison of primates from different continents.
BioProject release date (Note: BioProjects are automatically released when public sequence data is linked to them).
BioSample and publication information, if you have them. You will be able to skip these by pressing "Continue."
BioSample has specific required attributes for different types of samples that were collected.
You will choose the one that best describes your samples:
Pathogen affecting public health
Each BioSample must have metadata that makes it unique from all other submitted samples. The following three attributes do not make a sample unique:
You can add custom attributes by renaming existing, non-required columns to a relevant attribute.
Submit your sequence data on desktop. The desktop view allows you to easily: