Edinburgh Core Database Group

Capel Group

Cohn Group

Gaido Group

Jain Group

Keast Group

Lessard Group

Little Group

McMahon Group

Mendelsohn Group

Potter Group

Southard-Smith Group

Vezina Group

Editorial Office Protocols

Microarray Data

Manual checking protocols

Sheet 1 / Sample Data Sheet incorporates sample & platform data

Unique ID
A Unique Identifier for each submission is given by the submitter.

Person Details
Checks ensure that the Submitter, Authors, submitting lab and PI lab details are correct.

Specimen Details
Tissue cell type, ontology name, genus / species, strain, mutation, pool size, sex, developmental stage and Theiler Stage are checked.  The ontology name is given as an EMAP ID and this needs to correlate with the Theiler Stage.  The developmental stage given by the submitter should match the appropriate Theiler Stage for GUDMAP.

Sample Image
Sample image sent must illustrate the source of the sample eg. laser capture or the quality of the FACS process. 

RNA Quality Details
Details checked.

Platform Details
Checks with the Affymetrix website ensure the accuracy of information given.

Experimental Goals, Experimental Designs and Dissection Method
Checks ensure the accuracy of the information given.

Associated Files
Checks carried out of the details of associated files that support the array submission i.e. CEL, CHP, RPT, EXP and TXT files. This ensures that the correct associated files are uploaded to the entry.

Non_Wildtype Details
Checks carried out using other databases. eg. MMRRC, PUBMED

Transgenic Reporter Alleles
Checks carried out using other databases. eg. MMRRC, PUBMED

Sheet 2 / Series Data Sheet contains the series data

Series data links together groups of samples and describe study as a whole.

Standard Fields Table
Table contains information relating to the design of the experiment and requires both a tile and summary.  Checks ensure the accuracy of information given.

Sample ID Table
Table contains the Unique ID from the Sample Data Sheet along with a description of that sample.  Checks ensure the accuracy of information given.

Variable Table
Table follows the GEO archive metadata guidelines.  Checks ensure the accuracy of information given.

Replicates Table
Table follows the GEO archive metadata guidelines.  Checked ensure the accuracy of information given.