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What is CNGBdb ?

China National GeneBank DataBase (CNGBdb) is a unified platform built for biological big data sharing and application services to the research community. Based on the big data and cloud computing technologies, it provides data services such as archive, analysis, knowledge search, management authorization, and visualization. At present, CNGBdb has integrated large amounts of internal and external molecular data and other information from CNGB, NCBI, EBI, DDBJ, etc., indexed by search, covering 10 data structures. Moreover, CNGBdb correlates living sources, biological samples and bioinformatic data to realize the traceability of comprehensive data.

CNGBdb Data Resources

Based on the internal data source from “Three Banks and Two Platforms” of CNGB and external data source from NCBI, EBI, DDBJ, etc., and following the data standards of international standard alliance such as INSDC, DataCite, GA4GH, GGBN, ACMG, CNGBdb builds data structures covering literature, gene, variation, protein, etc., and provides data sharing and application services such as data archive, query and retrieval, and analysis.

CNGBdb data source

Three Banks and Two Platforms of CNGB

In January 2011, relying on BGI-Shenzhen, the CNGB was established with the approval of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The CNGB has integrated five arms divided into three "banks" and two "platforms." The banks include a Biorepository, Bio-informatics Data Center and Living Biobank, while the platforms consist of a Digitalization Platform, as well as a Synthesis and Editing Platform. Based on the ability of storing, reading and writing massive biological resources, the CNGB has built a public welfare, open, supportive and leading service platform for genetic resources mining. Based on the living samples, biological resource samples, and bioinformatics data, CNGBdb provides various biological big data sharing and application services.

One of the main advantages of the CNGB is the construction of a Biorepository, Bio-informatics Data Center and Living Biobank covering the life cycle. CNGBdb interconnects the information of the three banks and provides external data sharing services to enable biological data to be traced throughout the life cycle.

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How to cite

To cite CNGBdb, please refer to the following words :

FAIRsharing.org: CNGBdb; China National GeneBank DataBase; DOI:https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.9btRvC; Last edited: Jan. 9, 2019, 3:07 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 17 2019 8:56 a.m.



The external data sources of CNGBdb are mainly from the public data of databases such as NCBI, EBI, DDBJ, HPO. We sincerely thank these databases for providing us with a wealth of biological data resources,and sincerely thank them for their contributions in the biological data archiving and sharing business.

All public data and data services provided by CNGBdb are freely available to all users worldwide.

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