Genomes (FAANG) Project
A coordinated international action to accelerate Genome to Phenome
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I found a dataset publically available on ENA site (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/), but
fail to find any publication associated with it. Can I download the dataset and do
some analysis? It is not clear to me that according to the Data Sharing Statement
of FAANG, we can or cannot use this data?
A: I suppose as long as you follow the guidelines set forth in The FAANG Data Sharing
Statement (http://www.faang.org/data-share-principle) cited by the project abstract
(http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena), you can download and analyze the data and cite the data
source in related publications. Consult your advisor if there are items not
articulated clearly; If there are situations not well described in the FAANG Data
Sharing Statement, please have your advisor contact the authors of the data to get
In addition, I would suggest you contact the submitters of the data for more details
in terms of the use of the data and to potentially collaborate.