An assigned "handle" for dbSNP submitters is required prior to submission so that dbSNP
can trace data origin over time. Therefore, a handle should be one that will associate the
submitted data with the submitting entity (laboratory, center, institute or project)
independent of the details of who handles the submission from that entity.
The handle itself might be an acronym or the shortened name of the submitting entity.
When filling out the handle request form, please keep in mind that the contact information
requested in the form should be that of a person of authority who will be associated with
the laboratory regardless of who actually handles and submits the data - we suggest
you use the contact information of the Lab Chief or Principle Investigator.
dbSNP requires the individuals creating a submission file (example)
to place their own contact information (name, email, etc.) in a CONT(contact) section located at the beginning of the submission file.
Please fill out the form below to request a handle to dbSNP. A confirmation email will be sent to
the contact email address in the form.