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ready Simple Omnibus Format in Text

Abbreviation: SOFT

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Using Simple Omnibus Format in Text (SOFT), researchers can readily upload and download data. The resource is text-based so can be compatible with simple spreadsheets and data applications. A SOFT file can simultaneously contain both tabulated data as well as descriptive information for a chain of related Platforms, Samples, and/or Series records.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 2001

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How to cite this record SOFT; Simple Omnibus Format in Text; DOI:; Last edited: Sept. 4, 2019, 9:23 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 23 2022 1:20 p.m.

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Record updated: Sept. 4, 2019, 11:56 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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