The CLC Genomics Workbench offers an easy way of retrieving popular reference data sources such as genes, variant annotations and genome sequences as tracks. The data itself is not provided or hosted by QIAGEN. The workbench only provides an easy way to retrieve data that should otherwise have been downloaded and imported:
Download | Download Reference Genome Data ()
This opens the dialog shown in figure 7.1:
Select the organism of interest and click Next. The list of organisms is dynamically updated by QIAGEN independently from Workbench versions, so you will always see the most recent list of organisms.
The list just shows a selection of some of the popular organisms - if you do not find what you are looking for, there is always the possibility to download and import the data as well.