CNGB Global Application (CGA) is a unified platform for biological big data sharing and application service. Based on underlying big data and cloud computing, it provides a variety of services including convenient submission and storage, automatic archive and management, full retrieval and download, and intelligent computing of biological data. The database is freely available to all, which will promote the effective use of data and the development of life sciences and bioindustry.
CGA accepts biological data such as projects, samples, experiments, raw data, assembly, other supporting data, sequence variations and annotated sequences. Submitting research data to CGA is acquiesce to the agreement of open data protocol. If the data is ethical issues involved, you should send the corresponding ethical materials to firstname.lastname@example.org for review and backup.
There are four submission portals, including CNGB Nucleotide Sequence Archive (CNSA), CNGB Variation Archive (CVAR), CNGB Annotation Sequence Archive (CASA) and GigaDB. Data of projects, samples, experiments, raw data, and supporting data can be submitted to the CNSA. Questions about the raw data and supporting data submission can be found in the following link. https://db.cngb.org/cnsa/help/. The submission flows of the CVAR and CASA are developing.
Submitters can control the data information disclosure by setting up release date in each CGA data module. The controlled time limits to two years by default. If the controlled time is more than two years, submitters should manually modify the time before it is about to expire. If it is expired, the modification is forbidden and the data will be released automatically.