IMG Expert Review (IMG/ER) provides support to individual scientists or groups of scientists for functional annotation and curation of microbial genomes of interest, usually prior to their release to Genbank.
Integrated Microbial Genomes with Microbiome Samples - Expert Review (IMG/MER) system provides support to individual scientists or group of scientists for annotation, analysis, and review of their microbial community metagenome datasets.
Q: Where can I submit my sequence data?
A: - If you have
generated microbial genome or metagenome sequences, and you would like to
perform a comparative analysis with other genomes and metagenomes or
manually curate them, you can submit your sequences for integration into the
respectively (ER standing for Expert Review).
Q: Are my data kept private when I am submitting to IMG-ER ?
A: - Yes, access to the -ER systems are password protected, so only you can access the data you have submitted.
Q: Where do I go to submit my data to the -ER systems?
A: -First, you
have to request an account from:
http://img.jgi.doe.gov/submit. Once you have an account you can access
the above url and submit your data. For a detailed tutorial on the
submission process and on the ER systems, please download the
Submission User Guide
Q: Do I submit only annotated genomes or can I submit un-annotated ones as well?
A: -You can submit both annotated datasets or un-annotated sequences. In the latter case you will select the automatic annotation pipeline of IMG (for isolate genomes or metagenomes) to be applied to your sequences.
Q: Can I submit my project for integration into IMG without having it in GOLD?
A: -No, in order to have your project submitted in IMG, you must first have your project defined in GOLD. For that, you must fill-in the appropriate file, from the above links (either for genome or metagenome project)