Request for Information (RFI): Use of Cloud Resources and New File Formats for Sequence Read Archive Data


This Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit public input for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on how Sequence Read Archive (SRA) data can be formatted and stored to better facilitate usage, exchange, and scientific impact of the data while maintaining a sustainable, cost-effective footprint that, in turn, supports continued submission to the archive. Please read the full RFI before submitting responses below. 

We look forward to your input and hope you will share this RFI with your colleagues.

For any inquiries regarding this RFI, please contact:
Christopher O’Sullivan, Ph.D.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Library of Medicine

Jessica Mazerik, Ph.D.
Office of Data Science Strategy
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director


Submitting a Response

NIH is soliciting input from all interested stakeholders, including researchers, health care providers, academic institutions, medical institutions, health IT developers, professional organizations or societies, as well as other interested members of the public. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the view of their organization and membership as a whole.

All comments must be submitted online using the form below. To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted no later than July 17, 2020, 11:59:59 PM EDT.

1. How researchers are currently engaging with SRA, considering:

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