How do I batch submit annotation metadata to VectorBase?

Answer: 

If you are submitting in batch, e.g., when you are annotating a gene family, you can fill an spreadsheet (e.g., Excel), rather than the web form for one gene at the time. Once you are done please send the file to info@vectorbase.org. Use the following 12 columns headings in the spreadsheet:

  1. Timestamp: dd/mm/yyyy
  2. Species
  3. VectorBase gene ID: e.g, AGAP000002. In the absence of a VectorBase gene ID give scaffold and base pair coordinates, e.g. scaffold_1:1010-4549.
  4. Gene status: Use this section to confirm the gene structure, mark as a pseudogene or delete the prediction completely.
    • Approve gene structure
    • Set as pseudogene
    • Delete

    Justification: Indicate in a few words why you think this gene should be deleted/set as pseudogene or which evidences helped you decide its structure is correct (e.g. "Supported by RNA-seq data", "similarity with Drosophila protein XYZ")

  5. Gene symbol: Indicate the gene symbol. It should be short and unique to each gene (e.g. "SRPN18" for serpin18).
  6. Justification: Indicate in a few words how you've attributed this gene symbol (e.g. "Based on similarity to Drosophila Female sterile (2) Ketel (Fs(2)Ket) gene")

  7. Gene synonyms: Indicated any synonyms for the locus
  8. Description: If should be relatively short (e.g. "Serpin", "Ion channel receptor").
  9. Justification: Indicate in a few words how you've attributed this description (e.g. "Based on similarity to topless Drosophila gene")

  10. PubMed ID: e.g., 25510499
  11. Submitter Name
  12. Email
  13. Review: Use Review to state that the prediction is not correct but the submitter does not have enough information/time/inclination to correct it at this time, this can be a ToDo list for interested parties.
  14. Comments/Notes: Leave any other comments you have about this gene (e.g. "Truncated gene, other part on scaffold scfxxxxxx", split GMOY123456[1/2] or, merge GMOY123456-GMOY123457).