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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: Jan 26 2022 9:09 p.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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Related Databases (1)
Ensembl creates, integrates and distributes reference datasets and analysis tools that enable genomics. Ensembl is a genome browser that supports research in comparative genomics, evolution, sequence variation and transcriptional regulation. Ensembl annotate genes, computes multiple alignments, predicts regulatory function and collects disease data.

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Grant Number(s)

  • 200754 (European Commission FP7)

  • 222664 (European Commission FP7)

  • WT095908 (The Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • WT098051 (The Wellcome Trust, UK)