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Workgroups

There are six major standardization projects being pursued by the group:

  1. MIAME - The formulation of the minimum information about a microarray experiment required to interpret and verify the results.
  2. MAGE - The establishment of a data exchange format (MAGE-ML) and object model (MAGE-OM) for microarray experiments. Also, a simple spreadsheet-based, MIAME-supportive format for microarray data called MAGE-TAB.
  3. MINSEQE - The development of the Minimum Information about a high-throughput SEQuencing Experiment standard for Ultra High-Throughtput Sequencing experiments.
  4. MISFISHIE - The development of the Minimum Information Specification For In Situ Hybridization and Immunohistochemistry Experiments required to interpret and verify the results.
  5. Ontologies (OWG) - The development of ontologies for microarray experiment description and biological material (biomaterial) annotation in particular.
  6. RSBI WGs - Reporting Structure for Biological Investigations Working Groups (RSBI WGs) - A single point of focus for biological, biomedical and environmental groups using multi-omics technologies in combination. The group has developed ISA-TAB, a simple spreedsheet based format for multi-omics studies.
  7. Transformations - The development of recommendations regarding microarray data transformations and normalization methods.
  8. UHTS Data Quality - more detail later

Each of the working groups below has a closed e-mail discussion list. If you would like to be part of a working group, subscribe directly to the list via the subscribe buttons provided below.

WG description WG leader WG e-mail Click to subscribe
MIAME
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Alvis Brazma microarray-annot Subscribe me
MAGE
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Paul Spellman mged-mage Subscribe me
MINSEQE
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Tanya Barrett
Helen Parkinson
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MISFISHIE
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Eric Deutsch mged-misfishie Subscribe me
Ontologies (OWG)
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Chris Stoeckert mged-ontologies Subscribe me
RSBI WGs
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Susanna A. Sansone mged-rsbi
mged-toxico
mged-envg
mged-nutr
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Transformations
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Gavin Sherlock microarray-norm Subscribe me
UHTS Data Quality
[ NA ]
Marc Salit NA NA