GenomeSpace Tools and Data Sources
Project Website: http://www.isa-tools.org/
The open source ISA metadata tracking tools help to manage an increasingly diverse set of life science, environmental, and biomedical experiments that employ 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 (ISA-TAB) format, the ISA tools support description and enrichment of experimental metadata (i.e., sample characteristics, technology, measurement types, and sample-to-data relationships), to help with provenance tracking and encourage good data stewardship for optimal data sharing.
ISAcreator is a user-friendly editor that researchers can use to collect and curate experimental metadata, describing the experimental steps using community-defined minimum reporting requirements and ontologies where possible.
ISAcreator supports, among other things:
ISA-TAB formatted datasets are then amenable to be used by the rest of the ISA software suite to: