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Data standardization, sharing and publication


BackgroundMetabolomics is a rapidly developing functional genomic tool that has a wide range of applications in diverse fields in biology and medicine. However, unlike transcriptomics and proteomics there is currently no central repository for the depositing of data despite efforts by the Metabolomics Standard Initiative MSI to develop a standardised description of a metabolomic experiment.

FindingsIn this manuscript we describe how the MSI description has been applied to a published dataset involving the identification of cross-species metabolic biomarkers associated with type II diabetes. The study describes sample collection of urine from mice, rats and human volunteers, and the subsequent acquisition of data by high resolution 1H NMR spectroscopy. The metadata is described to demonstrate how the MSI descriptions could be applied in a manuscript and the spectra have also been made available for the mouse and rat studies to allow others to process the data.

ConclusionsThe intention of this manuscript is to stimulate discussion as to whether the MSI description is sufficient to describe the metadata associated with metabolomic experiments and encourage others to make their data available to other researchers.

Keywordsdata standards metabolomics repository bioinformatics NMR spectroscopy AbbreviationsGEOGene Expression Omnibus

JCAMPJoint Committee on Atomic and Molecular Physical Data

MGEDMicroarray Gene Expression Database

MIAMEMinimum Information About a Microarray Experiment

MIAPEThe minimum information about a proteomic experiment

MSIMetabolomics Standards Initiative

NMRnuclear magnetic resonance.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1756-0500-4-272 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Julian L Griffin contributed equally to this work.

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Autor: Julian L Griffin - Helen J Atherton - Christoph Steinbeck - Reza M Salek

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