Simple Omnibus Format in Text
How to cite this record FAIRsharing.org: SOFT; Simple Omnibus Format in Text; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.3gxr9b; Last edited: Nov. 23, 2018, 11:27 a.m.; Last accessed: Dec 19 2018 6:11 a.m.
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Edits to 'https://fairsharing.org/FAIRsharing.3gxr9b' by 'The FAIRsharing Team' at 20:39, 08 Sep 2016 (approved): 'description' has been modified: Before: Simple Omnibus Format in Text (SOFT) is designed for rapid batch submission (and download) of data. SOFT is a simple line-based, plain text format, meaning that SOFT files may be readily generated from common spreadsheet and database applications. A single SOFT file can hold both data tables and accompanying descriptive information for multiple, concatenated Platforms, Samples, and/or Series records. After: 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. Related standards have changed: Previous values: New values: bsg-s000177: Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment Organisations have changed: Previous values: GEO repository New values: GEO repository National Center for Biotechnology Information|National Library of Medicine|National Institutes of Health|Bethesda|Maryland|USA
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NCBI GEO: mining tens of millions of expression profiles--database and tools update.
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