Schema for ENCODE Pilot - Regions Used for ENCODE Pilot Project (1%)
  Database: hg19    Primary Table: encodeRegions    Row Count: 44   Data last updated: 2012-03-22
Format description: Browser extensible data
fieldexampleSQL type info description
chrom chr1varchar(255) values Reference sequence chromosome or scaffold
chromStart 151158060int(10) unsigned range Start position in chromosome
chromEnd 151658060int(10) unsigned range End position in chromosome
name ENr231varchar(255) values Name of item

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Note: all start coordinates in our database are 0-based, not 1-based. See explanation here.

ENCODE Pilot (encodeRegions) Track Description


This track depicts target regions for the NHGRI ENCODE project. The long-term goal of this project is to identify all functional elements in the human genome sequence to facilitate a better understanding of human biology and disease.

During the pilot phase, 44 regions comprising 30 Mb — approximately 1% of the human genome — have been selected for intensive study to identify, locate and analyze functional elements within the regions. These targets are being studied by a diverse public research consortium to test and evaluate the efficacy of various methods, technologies, and strategies for locating genomic features. The outcome of this initial phase will form the basis for a larger-scale effort to analyze the entire human genome.

See the NHGRI target selection process web page for a description of how the target regions were selected.

To open a UCSC Genome Browser with a menu for selecting ENCODE regions on the human genome, use ENCODE Regions in the UCSC Browser. The UCSC resources provided for the ENCODE project are described on the UCSC ENCODE Portal.


Thanks to the NHGRI ENCODE project for providing this initial set of data.