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ready Flow Cytometry Data File Standard


General Information
The flow cytometry data file standard provides the specifications needed to completely describe flow cytometry data sets within the confines of the file containing the experimental data.

How to cite this record: FCS; Flow Cytometry Data File Standard; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:38 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 23 2018 5:24 a.m.

Record updated: Nov. 28, 2016, 12:18 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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Data File Standard for Flow Cytometry, version FCS 3.1.

Spidlen J, Moore W, Parks D, Goldberg M, Bray C, Bierre P, Gorombey P, Hyun B, Hubbard M, Lange S, Lefebvre R, Leif R, Novo D, Ostruszka L, Treister A, Wood J, Murphy RF, Roederer M, Sudar D, Zigon R, Brinkman RR
Cytometry A 2010

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Implementing Databases (2)
FlowRepository is a database of flow cytometry experiments where you can query and download data collected and annotated according to the MIFlowCyt standard. Data are generally associated with peer reviewed manuscripts.

Immunology Database and Analysis Portal
The ImmPort system serves as a long-term, sustainable archive of immunology research data generated by investigators mainly funded through the NIAID/DAIT. The core component of the ImmPort system is an extensive data warehouse containing an integration of experimental data and clinical trial data. The analytical tools created and integrated as part of the ImmPort system are available to any researcher within ImmPort after registration and approval by DAIT. Additionally, the data provided mainly by NIAID/DAIT funded researchers in ImmPort will be available to all registered users after the appropriate embargo time. ImmPort, is the data submission portal where researchers upload, QC, and curate their data prior to sharing in OpenImmPort.

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