RDML: structured language and reporting guidelines for real-time quantitative PCR data

Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Apr;37(7):2065-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp056. Epub 2009 Feb 17.


The XML-based Real-Time PCR Data Markup Language (RDML) has been developed by the RDML consortium (http://www.rdml.org) to enable straightforward exchange of qPCR data and related information between qPCR instruments and third party data analysis software, between colleagues and collaborators and between experimenters and journals or public repositories. We here also propose data related guidelines as a subset of the Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments (MIQE) to guarantee inclusion of key data information when reporting experimental results.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Internet
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / standards*
  • Software*
  • Terminology as Topic*