Submitting Data to ZFIN

Data in ZFIN are primarily manually curated from peer-reviewed publications or through data exchanges and submissions from other databases. With the increased production of research data, ZFIN aims to provide the zebrafish research community with support for direct submission of data sets that cannot be easily represented in publications. A detailed description of the process for direct submission of data is presented in Howe et al. Methods in Cell Biology Vol. 135, 2016, pg 483-508. In addition, the templates including the necessary set of information for each data type are made available here.


ZebraShare

ZebraShare is intended to help establish fruitful collaborations by sharing mutant fish lines, and information about these mutants, particularly when authors do not otherwise see a clear path to publication.


Submit a proposed gene name

Propose and reserve a name and symbol for a gene in accordance with current guidelines. Search existing records in ZFIN for potential naming conflicts prior to submission.


Submit a proposed mutant/Tg line name

Propose and reserve a name for a mutant or transgenic fish line in accordance with current guidelines. Search existing records in ZFIN for potential naming conflicts prior to submission.


Share antibody information in the ZFIN Community Antibody Wiki

The Community Antibody Wiki is where zebrafish researchers can help each other by sharing antibody information—new antibodies, protocols and tips.


Share an experimental protocol in the ZFIN Protocol Wiki

The Protocol Wiki is where zebrafish researchers can share experimental protocols and tips with the rest of the research community.


Submit a fish line to ZIRC

Submit fish strains to the Zebrafish International Resource Center.


Request a zebrafish anatomical ontology term

The anatomical ontology is a list of structures, organized hierarchically into an ontology, with descriptions of each structure. Request anatomical term at GitHub or email us: curators@zfin.org .


Create a person, lab or company record

Contact zfinadmn@zfin.org to create a person, lab or company record and a ZFIN account to edit your records.

When requesting a person record please include any of the following information to be displayed on your profile page: full name, email address, postal address, phone and/or fax numbers, website address.

When requesting a lab or company record please include the followig information: lab or company name, contact person, phone and/or fax numbers, website address. Additionally, for each lab member: their name, email address, and role (e.g. director, PI, post-doc, grad student, etc).


Have a question about other data submissions? ZFIN welcomes questions, comments and suggestions from the community.