GigaScience is a new integrated database and journal co-published in collaboration between BGI and BioMed Central, to meet the needs of a new generation of biological and biomedical research as it enters the era of “big-data.”
To achieve its goals, GigaScience has developed a novel publishing format that integrates manuscript publication with a database that will provide DOI assignment to every dataset. Supporting the open-data movement, we require that all supporting data and source code be publicly available in a suitable public repository and/or under a public domain CC0 license in GigaDB.
GigaDB is the journal’s affiliated data base hosted by BGI to increase the sharing and reuse of large biological datasets. Through our association with DataCite, we assign data DOIs to our datasets to make them more discoverable, trackable and citable. We also work with the BioSharing community and use ISA-Tab tools to maintain the highest data and metadata standards.
To submit data to GigaDB, visit or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.