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ready Variant Effect Predictor data format

Abbreviation: VEP

General Information
A text format devised by Ensembl for the eponymous Variant Effect Predictor tool.


Countries that developed this resource United Kingdom

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How to cite this record VEP; Variant Effect Predictor data format; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:29 p.m.; Last accessed: Dec 12 2019 11:57 a.m.

Record updated: Nov. 24, 2016, 10:52 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Additional Information

TeSS training resources 

Ensembl variant effect predictor vep webinar


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Access / Retrieve Data

Conditions of Use


The Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor.

McLaren W,Gil L,Hunt SE,Riat HS,Ritchie GR,Thormann A,Flicek P,Cunningham F
Genome Biol 2016

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Models and Formats

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Implementing Databases (1)
The Ensembl project is based at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). It provides one of the most comprehensive and integrated resources of genomic data, which can be accessed through the web ( and through BioMart, FTP, Perl APIs, REST API and MySQL queries.

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Grant Number(s)

  • 200754 (European Commission FP7)

  • 222664 (European Commission FP7)

  • WT095908 (Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • WT098051 (Wellcome Trust, UK)