EnvBase is the searchable index to the data deposited through the NEBC, as well as related NERC experimental data. At present this is chiefly from the grants funded by the NERC Environmental Genomics Science Programme and the subsequent Post-genomics and Proteomics Science Programme, but more data from ongoing projects continues to be added
EnvBase is covered by SCOPUS. NERC has a strong data policy and requires every NERC Science Programme to establish a data management plan compliant with this policy. The Environmental Genomics Science Programme (2002-2007) chose to establish a new bioinformatics data centre to meets its obligations to NERC to provide forward-looking stewartship of the data outputs produced by its researchers.