Microarray technology has become an integral part of biomedical research and increasing amounts of datasets become available through public repositories. However, re-use of these datasets is severely hindered by unstructured, missing, or incorrect biological samples information; as well as the wide variety of preprocessing methods in use. The inSilicoDb RBioconductor package is a command-line front-end to the InSilico DB, a web- based database currently containing 86,104 expert-curated human Affymetrix expression profiles compiled from 1,937 GEO repository series. The use of this package builds on the Bioconductor project's focus on reproducibility by enabling a clear workflow in which not only analysis, but also the retrieval of verified data, is supported.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- microarray data