How to Cite GREAT

16:13, 2 May 2010 (PDT)

GREAT is currently published as a Nature Biotechnology Advanced On-line Publication (AOP). A stable link to the publication is which will auto-update once a print version becomes available. Until the print version is published please cite GREAT as follows:

Cory Y McLean, Dave Bristor, Michael Hiller, Shoa L Clarke, Bruce T Schaar, Craig B Lowe, Aaron M Wenger and Gill Bejerano. "GREAT improves functional interpretation of cis-regulatory regions". Nature Biotechnology advance online publication, 02 May 2010 (doi:10.1038/nbt.1630).

Why Cite GREAT

Over the long run, the best way to assure the continued availability and development of GREAT is for us to be able to show its relevance and contribution to biomedical research. We thank you for your support!

Publications & Reprints

The above Nature Biotechnology paper is currently the inaugural GREAT publication. To request a reprint of the GREAT manuscript send an e-mail with the subject-line "reprint" to .


We really appreciate people's supportive e-mails and will re-cap a handful of them here to encourage folks to take the plunge.

Subject: your tool is cool
Date: May 4, 2010
Hi ...
This is not a viagra ad. GREAT is awesome, we have been playing
around with it quite a bit.
you certainly will be referenced in a paper that we want to submit by
the end of this month. And I suspect many more after that.

Subject: Re: great

Date: May 5, 2010
Hey guys, I had a chance to try out GREAT for a bit with our ...
chip-seq data. It looks like an amazing tool and it's way ahead
of anything else out there for chipseq-related functional analysis. My
favorite part is being able to click through each annotation and
seeing the actual genes that were assigned.. very fancy and cool. That
and the integration with the mouse phenotype ontologies--a big thing
that other tools dont' have. Anyway we'll definitely be using it and
I'll be sure to spread the word!