Upload and graphically compare your own data with NCBI Epigenomics tracks


Recently, a new “Upload Tracks” system has been added to the NCBI Epigenomics resource to allow users to view and compare their own data with information stored at NCBI.
The NCBI Epigenomics resource, a comprehensive public repository for whole-genome epigenetic datasets, contains information from a subset of data in the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), which has been subjected to additional review and annotation. Currently there are over 4200 viewable and downloadable datasets from over 1200 samples that have been isolated from five well-studied species.
From the NCBI Epigenomics homepage (Figure 1A), you can access the “Upload” page where your own datasets can be uploaded and displayed as tracks in the Epigenomics genome viewer.
Please note that the “Upload Tracks” feature requires logging into a My NCBI Account which facilitates the storing of information for future examination and also ensures that the data is only visible and viewable by the account holder. The uploaded information cannot be viewed, downloaded or used by any other user of the Epigenomics resource.
Once logged into NCBI, the Epigenomics “Upload” page (Figure 1B) contains fields for entering important metadata information as well as the dataset itself into the system.