ISA – standards-compliant data management tools
Standards compliant data management tools for experimental descriptions
The Investigation / Study / Assay (ISA) metadata tracking framework provides a tool kit to facilitate standards compliant collection, curation and local management of experiments used by an increasingly diverse set of life science groups world-wide. See the ISA Commons (http://isacommons.org) for details.
The open source ISA metadata tracking tools help to manage an increasingly diverse set of life science, environmental and biomedical experiments that employing one or a combination of technologies.
Built around the ‘Investigation’ (the project context), ‘Study’ (a unit of research) and ‘Assay’ (analytical measurement) general-purpose Tabular format, the ISA tools helps you to provide rich description of the experimental metadata (i.e. sample characteristics, technology and measurement types, sample-to-data relationships) so that the resulting data and discoveries are reproducible and reusable.
The tools allow researchers to:
- Collect and curate, following standards
- Store and browse, locally or publicly
- Submit to public repositories
- Analyse with existing tools
- Visualise the experimental design
- Release, reason and nanopublish
- Publish data along your article
The e-Research Centre’s members involved in this project are: