Minimum information about a microarray experiment (MIAME)—toward standards for microarray data

  title={Minimum information about a microarray experiment (MIAME)—toward standards for microarray data},
  author={Alvis Brazma and Pascal Hingamp and John Quackenbush and Gavin Sherlock and Paul T. Spellman and Christian J. Stoeckert and John Aach and Wilhelm Dr Ansorge and Catherine A. Ball and Helen C. Causton and Terry Gaasterland and Patrick Glenisson and Frank C. P. Holstege and Irene F. Kim and Victor M. Markowitz and John C. Matese and Helen E. Parkinson and A Robinson and Ugis Sarkans and Steffen Schulze-Kremer and Jason E. Stewart and Ronald C. Taylor and Jaak Vilo and Martin Vingron},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
Microarray analysis has become a widely used tool for the generation of gene expression data on a genomic scale. Although many significant results have been derived from microarray studies, one limitation has been the lack of standards for presenting and exchanging such data. Here we present a proposal, the Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment (MIAME), that describes the minimum information required to ensure that microarray data can be easily interpreted and that results derived… 
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