Why is it so hard to submit a new sequence?

Francis Ouellette francis at borduas.nlm.nih.gov
Thu Oct 13 23:29:46 EST 1994

Paula Burch (pburch at roc.mbcr.bcm.tmc.edu) wrote:

> Our users have been doing pretty well with the Authorin 3.0 program,
> but it has a bug that is making it very difficult to prepare a 
> certain sequence submission. Unfortunately, no bugs are going to
> be fixed in Authorin in the future, as it's no longer supported
> by the folks who wrote it, at Intelligenetics, and no one else
> is willing to pick up right where they left off.

We continue to support Authorin, and deal with hundreds of users every
week who use it.  If you have any question about installing it, or
using it, you can send you querries to:

authorin at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

It is true that we are not working on the 'development' of Authorin,
but we are actively working on a replacement for it, which will be
called sequin.  Keep reading this newsgroup and bionet.molbio.genbank
for further developments about this.

> How hard does it have to be, just to fill out a few simple forms 
> electronically? We need something *simple* to encourage sequence 
> submission by the hoards of scientists out there who still aren't 
> too comfortable with spending hours in front of a computer. We
> can't reasonably expect them to learn a whole new program for this 
> purpose.

> I hope that someone will alert me to a truly simple way to prepare a 
> sequence for submission to GenBank or any other of the major databanks.

If you want to send your sequences to GenBank, here is the address:

gb-sub at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

If Authorin doesn't work for you, there is always the E-mail form 
(send me mail if you want that), but it is much fater and better if
you use Authorin.

If you have some specialized submissions (eg ESTs, STS) we have
special bulk submission process for that as well, and you can inquire
about those at:

info at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

If you want to get our newsletter (free) and find out when sequin and
other ncbi products are doing, send your snailmail (postal) address
to the above info address, and we will gladdly add you to our mailing

best regards,


| B.F. Francis Ouellette  
| francis at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov   

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