Latest Announcements

Wednesday September 30, 2015

The Phase 3 publication, A global reference for human genetic variation and the Phase 3 Structural variation publication, An integrated map of structural variation in 2,504 human genomes are now available from Nature alongside a celebration of 25 years of the Human Genome Project

The variants from the Phase 3 analysis are available in ftp/release/20130502/ and extended information about the SV dataset can be found in ftp/phase3/integrated_sv_map/.

Both these papers are open access and should be free for everyone to read and download.

If you have any questions about the data these papers are based on or how to access it please email

Recent project announcements

Tuesday September 15, 2015

The 1000 Genomes Project is holding a tutorial giving and overview of the 1000 Genomes Project, how to access the data and explaining different use cases for the data.

This tutorial will be held in the Baltimore Convention Centre, Room 327, Level 3.

For more details about the program please see the tutorial page

No registration is needed.

Email if you have any questions.

Wednesday May 27, 2015

In preparation for publication of the phase3 manuscript, we have moved all phase3 BAM files and fastq files from


The directory structure does not change under data/

Please note that the phase3 variant call VCF files under stay where they are. 

Thursday November 20, 2014

The EMBL-EBI FTP site will be at reduced capacity between November 21st and December 8th due to EMBL-EBI wconsolidating its web infrastructure into a single data centre.

Please use the NCBI FTP site in preferance where possible during this period.

If you have any questions about this please email

Project Overview

The 1000 Genomes Project is an international collaboration to produce an extensive public catalog of human genetic variation, including SNPs and structural variants, and their haplotype contexts. This resource will support genome-wide association studies and other medical research studies.

The genomes of about 2500 unidentified people from about 25 populations around the world will be sequenced using next-generation sequencing technologies. The results of the study will be freely and publicly accessible to researchers worldwide.

Further information about the project is available in the About tab. Information about downloading, browsing or using the 1000 Genomes data is available in the Data tab.