Minimum information about a microarray experiment

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Minimum information about a microarray experiment (MIAME) is a standard created by the FGED Society for reporting microarray experiments.[1] It is intended to specify all the information necessary to interpret the results of the experiment unambiguously and to potentially reproduce the experiment. While the standard defines the content required for compliant reports, it does not specify the format in which this data should be presented. There are a number of file formats for representing this data, and both public and subscription-based repositories for such experiments.[2] Additionally, software exists to aid the preparation of MIAME-compliant reports.

The standard revolves around six key components; raw data, normalized data, sample annotations, experimental design, array annotations, and data protocols.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIAME home page". FGED Society website. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  2. ^ Brazma A, Hingamp P, Quackenbush J, et al. Minimum information about a microarray experiment (MIAME)—toward standards for microarray data. Nat Genet. 2001;29(4):365-371. doi:10.1038/ng1201-365.