International Journal of Genomics

International Journal of Genomics / 2004 / Article

Review | Open Access

Volume 5 |Article ID 870509 |

Christopher J. Penkett, Jürg Bähler, "Navigating Public Microarray Databases", International Journal of Genomics, vol. 5, Article ID 870509, 9 pages, 2004.

Navigating Public Microarray Databases

Received25 Jun 2004
Revised12 Aug 2004
Accepted12 Aug 2004


With the ever-escalating amount of data being produced by genome-wide microarray studies, it is of increasing importance that these data are captured in public databases so that researchers can use this information to complement and enhance their own studies. Many groups have set up databases of expression data, ranging from large repositories, which are designed to comprehensively capture all published data, through to more specialized databases. The public repositories, such as ArrayExpress at the European Bioinformatics Institute contain complete datasets in raw format in addition to processed data, whilst the specialist databases tend to provide downstream analysis of normalized data from more focused studies and data sources. Here we provide a guide to the use of these public microarray resources.

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