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Handle Request Form

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.

  Contact Email: (*Required)
   Email address for who is filling this form *
  Handle Information:
   A suggested short abbreviation or acronym to identify the lab (maximum 20 characters)*
   Name of the lab chief or principal investigator *
     Email address for lab chief or P.I. *
   Include area code (and country code if outside of the USA) *
   Include area code (and country code if outside of the USA) *
   Name of lab, or Lab Chief if private lab *
   Name of Institution *
   Complete mailing address *


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