Submitter Portal


The EGA - Submitter Portal, provides the tools that aim to facilitate the metadata submission of human data to the European Genome Archive.  The aim of this page is to provide a video tutorial on how to use the EGA Submitter Portal. The page is divided into ordered sections for completing a submission.

In this tutorial video we will demonstrate how to use the Submitter Portal to register your metadata for a run sequencing submission.   In the video we assume that your files have been encrypted and uploaded to your ega submission account.

Common Aspects

The metadata objects required for read submissions are as follows:

  • Study: information about the sequencing study
  • Samples: Information about the sequencing samples
  • Analysis: References the analysis (BAM) files; associated with samples and study.
  • DAC: contains information about the Data Access Committee (DAC)
  • Policy: contains the Data Access Agreement (DAA); associated with DAC
  • Dataset: contains the collection of runs/analysis data files to be subject to controlled access; associated with Policy
  • **Study, samples, DAC and policy metadata can all be registered prior to uploading files**

If you are performing Array-based submission(s), the Submitter Portal should only be used to register the Study, Data Access Committee and Policy metadata objects. We are currently working on the features to provide the creation of array metadata submissions using the portal.

Tutorial Video

In the below short video, you can find a worked example, with detailed instructions on how to use the EGA submitter portal to perform metadata submissions to the EGA.

  • 0:36 – Explanation of the example
  • 1:08 – What metadata needs to be submitted?
  • 2:43 – Submitter Portal Common aspects
  • 5:17 – Making a new submission
  • 7:11 – Register a study
  • 10:02 – Register samples
  • 13:32 – Register experiments
  • 15:35 – Link files and samples
  • 17:43 – Register data access committee (DAC)
  • 19:39 – Register data access policy
  • 21:07 – Register dataset
  • 23:41 – Submit objects to the server


EGA objects can be identified by their unique accession. These are ID's displayed everywhere, shared among all EGA locations and specific for each data type (More information on the list below)

  Accession ID
  EGA Object description
EGAS EGA Study Accession ID
EGAP EGA Policy Accession ID
EGAN EGA Sample Accession ID
EGAR EGA Run Accession ID
EGAX EGA Experiment ID
EGAZ EGA Analysis Accession ID
EGAD EGA Dataset Accession ID
EGAB EGA Submission ID
EGAF EGA File Unique Accession ID

Webin Tool

EGA Webin is an online tool that could be used to submit metadata (affiliated to sequence files) to the EGA. Furthermore, it can also be used to to register Study (EGAS), Data Access Committee (DAC) and Policy (EGAP) for all array based submissions.

The Webin platform is a historical tool that preceded the current Submitter Portal. It was developed and used to register metadata affiliated to sequence files. Detailed documentation about Webin and how to use it can be obtained here.

Click on the links below for guides on submitting specific metadata using the Webin : 

Read (unaligned/raw)
Analysis: Aligned (BAM) 
Analysis: Variant (VCF)
Complete Genomics
Array Based

Webin will not be further maintained, however, it can be used as a backup tool if there is any issue with your submission via the Submitter Portal. Please contact the ega helpdesk for any related queries.