The European Genome-phenome archive (EGA) has been included in the initial set of ELIXIR Core Data Resources of fundamental importance to the life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. The EGA has been therefore considered a key resource for molecular biology. The evaluation parameters as well as the selection details can be found here in a paper published last October.

Moreover, we are also pleased to share that the EGA has been listed by ELIXIR as Recommended Deposition Archives. Users, journals and funders are recommended to deposit their experimental data to these appropriate repositories.

These announcements were made at the ELIXIR track session on 25th July 2017 at the ISMB/ECCB meeting in Prague.
Further information can be found on the ELIXIR news.