Novel Allele Submission Process Simplified

Following an IARC decision in December 2023, the submission process for inferred novel alleles has been simplified. Previously, it was necessary to deposit the sequence of each inferred allele in GenBank or ENA, and it was usually necessary to accompany this with an extracted set of reads from the repertoire that provided explicit support for the inference. These depositions are no longer required: it is now only necessary to provide deposition details for the repertoire itself. Further, IARC has confirmed that repertoires may, at its discretion, be deposited in any repository with long-term funding.