Submit SARS-CoV-2 sequences

Add your SARS-CoV-2 sequence data to the growing public archive

Easily submit assembled & raw read SARS-CoV-2 data on the web or via XML upload for COVID-19 response.
NCBI is here to help.


  • Submit assembled reads of SARS-CoV-2 with FASTA files and source metadata. Annotation for SARS-CoV-2 is not required.

    Accessions in 2 hours (avg)

Sequence Read Archive (SRA)

  • Submit unassembled reads of SARS-CoV-2 with BioProject, BioSample, metadata and NGS files.

    Accessions in 2 hours (avg)


  • Make your sequence data available in the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC) for global use in COVID-19 response
  • Provide rich sample data specific for SARS-CoV-2 to aid in sequence analysis
  • Link assembled sequences with underlying SRA read data to promote scientific discovery
  • Ensure your data contribution is included in NCBI Virus, BLAST, and other resources
  • Follow FAIR data-sharing principles

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