Attention GEO users: Use new GEO FTP subdirectories


On February 1, 2020, NCBI will decommission the following FTP subdirectories for GEO:

  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/geo/DATA/SOFT/
  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/geo/DATA/supplementary/
  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/geo/DATA/MINiML/
  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/geo/DATA/SeriesMatrix/
  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/geo/DATA/annotation/

Most GEO users have stopped using these subdirectories and instead use the new subdirectories below. Any users with hardcoded paths to the old subdirectories should change them as follows, prior to the February decommissioning:

  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/series/
  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/datasets/
  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/samples/
  • ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/platforms/

Data organization in the new subdirectories is described in the README.

If you have any questions or concerns about making this transition, please contact the GEO team at geo@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

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