Standardizing global gene expression analysis between laboratories and across platforms

  title={Standardizing global gene expression analysis between laboratories and across platforms},
  author={Members of the Complex Trait Consortium},
  journal={Nature Methods},
To facilitate collaborative research efforts between multi-investigator teams using DNA microarrays, we identified sources of error and data variability between laboratories and across microarray platforms, and methods to accommodate this variability. RNA expression data were generated in seven laboratories, which compared two standard RNA samples using 12 microarray platforms. At least two standard microarray types (one spotted, one commercial) were used by all laboratories. Reproducibility… 
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