EMMA: a platform for consistent storage and efficient analysis of microarray data

J Biotechnol. 2003 Dec 19;106(2-3):135-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2003.08.010.


As a high throughput technique, microarray experiments produce large data sets, consisting of measured data, laboratory protocols, and experimental settings. We have implemented the open source platform EMMA to store and analyze these data. The system provides automated pipelines for data processing and has a modular architecture that can be easily extended. EMMA features detailed reports about spots and their corresponding measurements. In addition to routine data analysis algorithms, the system can be integrated with other components that contain additional data sources (e.g. genome annotation systems).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling / methods*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis / methods*
  • Robotics / methods
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*