We are experiencing issues with the Ensembl search system due to unforeseen errors. The search function is currently unavailable and this may affect other functions such as the loading of variants on genomic sequences. To search for entries in Ensembl, you can do one of the following:
- Use the EMBL-EBI website: go to https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ebisearch and enter your search terms into the text box. E.g. if you want to search for human BRCA2 in Ensembl, enter
Ensembl human BRCA2 into the search text box.
- Use Google: to search for entries in Ensembl via Google, go to www.google.com and enter
site:https://www.ensembl.org [search terms]. E.g. if you want to search for human BRCA2, enter
site:https://www.ensembl.org human BRCA2 into Google.
We are working to fix this issue as quickly as possible, although a timeline is still unclear for the work to be completed. Services will be resumed as soon as the issue has been resolved. If you have any questions, please contact us on the Ensembl Helpdesk.
Due to scheduled maintenance work, Ensembl tools will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday 6th February 2024 between 11:30 and 13:00 (GMT).
The Ensembl Asia mirror is currently unavailable due to an unforeseen error.
Due to scheduled maintenance work, a number of Ensembl services will be temporarily unavailable on Monday 13th March 2023 between 09:30 (GMT) and 14:00 (GMT).
The Ensembl mirror for US West will be retired at the end of January 2023, at the time of Ensembl release 109.
As part of ongoing work to improve the performance and reliability of our mirror sites, we will be upgrading the underlying website architecture. While the upgrade takes place, the Ensembl mirror sites (USWest, USEast and Asia) will be intermittently unavailable for short periods between Monday 8th August and Friday 12th August 2022.
Due to scheduled maintenance work, a number of Ensembl services will be temporarily unavailable between Tuesday 26th July 2022, 15:00 (BST) and Wednesday 27th July 2022, 13:00 (BST).
Due to scheduled maintenance work, a number of Ensembl services will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday 7th July 2022 between 10:00 and 13:00 (BST).
Update: Disruptions are now resolved and Ensembl services are back to normal.
Ensembl Tools, including VEP and BLAST/BLAT, are currently unavailable as is access to our public MySQL server. There are also problems with some of the Ensembl Genomes sites (plants.ensembl.org, protists.ensembl.org, metazoa.ensembl.org). We are sorry for the trouble this may cause and we hope to restore them as soon as we can.
Due to scheduled maintenance work, a number of Ensembl services will be temporarily unavailable on Monday 28th March 2022 between 08:30 and 13:30 (BST).