ISA

Publié le 7 septembre 2011, par Thérèse Hameau

Investigation/Study/Assay (ISA) infrastructure is the first general-purpose format and freely available desktop software suite targeted to experimentalists, curators and developers and that :

  • assists in the reporting and local management of experimental metadata (i.e. sample characteristics, technology and measurement types, sample-to-data relationships) from studies employing one or a combination of technologies ;
  • empowers users to uptake community-defined minimum information checklists and ontologies, where required ;
  • formats studies for submission to a growing number of international public repositories endorsing the tools, currently ENA (genomics), PRIDE (proteomics) and ArrayExpress (transcriptomics).

Ferguson, Jen (2012) "Description and Annotation of Biomedical Data Sets," Journal of eScience Librarianship : Vol. 1 : Iss. 1, Article 9.
Available at : http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol1/iss1/9

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