Data standards for Omics data: the basis of data sharing and reuse

Methods Mol Biol. 2011;719:31-69. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-027-0_2.


To facilitate sharing of Omics data, many groups of scientists have been working to establish the relevant data standards. The main components of data sharing standards are experiment description standards, data exchange standards, terminology standards, and experiment execution standards. Here we provide a survey of existing and emerging standards that are intended to assist the free and open exchange of large-format data.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Computational Biology / standards*
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Reference Standards
  • Research Design / standards