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dbGaP Submission System

dbGaP Submission System is used to configure Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) for deposition and distribution via the dbGaP.


In order to submit your study to dbGaP you must have one of the following accounts:

Who can submit to dbGaP? Scientists whose research involved either collection or analyses of human phenotype and genome wide scale genotype data. Study registration must be completed by an NIH GWAS program administrator (GPA). If your study was funded by NIH, please contact your Program Official or Project Officer to find out about study registration. If your study was not funded by NIH, please contact the dbGaP staff at dbgap-help@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

What should be submitted to dbGaP? Description of your study, related publications, questionnaires, protocols, de-identified individual level phenotype and genotype data, analysis of these data and SRA (Sequence Read Archive) data. Please note that all data files except SRA data should be submitted to dbGaP using the dbGaP Submission Portal. The SRA data should be submitted to dbGaP using an aspera account.

When can someone submit? Researchers whose studies are funded by NIH will be notified by their Program Official or Project Officer when system is set to accept their study.

dbGaP also maintains a help desk to assist investigators, and NIH staff with study configuration management, and answer any questions related to the submission process.
Contact the help desk with your queries.