Data Standards for Omics Data: The Basis of Data Sharing and Reuse

  • Stephen A. Chervitz
  • Eric W. Deutsch
  • Dawn Field
  • Helen Parkinson
  • John Quackenbush
  • Phillipe Rocca-Serra
  • Susanna-Assunta Sansone
  • Christian J. StoeckertJr.
  • Chris F. Taylor
  • Ronald Taylor
  • Catherine A. Ball
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 719)


To facilitate sharing of Omics data, many groups of scientists have been working to establish the relevant data standards. The main components of data sharing standards are experiment description standards, data exchange standards, terminology standards, and experiment execution standards. Here we provide a survey of existing and emerging standards that are intended to assist the free and open exchange of large-format data.

Key words

Data sharing Data exchange Data standards MGED MIAME Ontology Data format Microarray Proteomics Metabolomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen A. Chervitz
    • 1
  • Eric W. Deutsch
    • 2
  • Dawn Field
    • 3
  • Helen Parkinson
    • 4
  • John Quackenbush
    • 5
  • Phillipe Rocca-Serra
    • 4
  • Susanna-Assunta Sansone
    • 4
  • Christian J. StoeckertJr.
    • 6
  • Chris F. Taylor
    • 4
  • Ronald Taylor
    • 7
  • Catherine A. Ball
    • 8
  1. 1.Affymetrix, Inc.Santa ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Systems BiologySeattleUSA
  3. 3.NERC Centre for Ecology and HydrologyOxfordUK
  4. 4.EMBL-EBICambridgeUK
  5. 5.Department of BiostatisticsDana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  6. 6.Department of Genetics and Center for BioinformaticsUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7.Computational Biology & Bioinformatics GroupPacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  8. 8.Department of GeneticsStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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