[ensembl-dev] Central registration place for BAM, BigBed and BigWig files

Jonathan Warren jw12 at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Jun 27 12:13:37 BST 2011

If you have "big" file data that you think would be useful to other  
researches you can now register them with the DAS Registry at http://www.dasregistry.org

For further in formation see below:

You can now add bigfile formats such as BAM, BIGBED and BIGWIG using  
the bigfile-bam, bigfile-bigbed and bigfile-bigwig capabilities types  
of the DAS Registry. These files are not served from a DAS server but  
are just available from the web (Thus the urls for these “sources” are  
not expected to have other capabilities such as a sources command or a  
format command). People can use the meta data associated with a DAS  
source or in this case a bigfile to advertise the availability of the  
file to other researchers. The additional information includes a  
coordinate system e.g. GRCh_37, Chromosome, Homo sapiens so others  
know what is the correct sequence to attach the files to. Also  
descriptions and helpUrls etc.

To register a big file register yourself with the DAS Registry (simple  
email/pass system here https://www.dasregistry.org/loginFirst.jsp) ,  
then go to the register a service page Register new  select the second  
option “registering a plain file..” then add the meta data for your  
data file.

Once you have registered your file it will appear in the https://www.dasregistry.org/listSources.jsp 
  page – you can filter to show only the bigfile format of the  
appropriate type using the capabilities drop down.

Any problems or suggestions please contact dasregistry at sanger.ac.uk

Many thanks


Jonathan Warren
Senior Developer and DAS coordinator
blog: http://biodasman.wordpress.com/
jw12 at sanger.ac.uk
Ext: 2314
Telephone: 01223 492314

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.ensembl.org/pipermail/dev_ensembl.org/attachments/20110627/9191d718/attachment.html>

More information about the Dev mailing list