Couple of days back, we talked about a RNAseq paper on sea urchin that came out in the advanced publication section of Genome Research. The paper seemed to have two shortcomings, as we mentioned in the earlier commentary. Among them, the question of long non-coding RNA really interests us, given the unique position of sea urchin in the evolutionary tree.
The Genome Research paper did not provide any link for submission of raw reads. When we asked one of the authors, he mentioned that there was no requirement for submitting raw reads to SRA or GEO these days, and the sea urchin group does not plan to release them soon.
Is that the convention for large scale experiments these days? For all of our papers, the editors pestered us endlessly until we made full submission of all large-scale data to GEO or SRA.