Validate your experiment submission

We advise validating your submission before submitting for curation. To begin click the validate button.

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This will generate a list of warnings and errors. Errors should be fixed before submission and include things like a missing organism attribute or a missing role for a contact. Warnings indicate possible missing information that is not critical to loading into ArrayExpress but adding it will enhance your submission.

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I want to submit an experiment

Common errors and fixes

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An experiment must have at least one experimental factor/variable specified The factor values for an experiment are the values of the variables under investigation. To process your experiment we require details of these variables. You can describe these variables when adding sample attributes. See the Describe your samples and data files section
A source node must have an 'Organism' characteristic specified You must describe your samples by assigning attributes to them. To process your submission we require details of the organism used. See the Describe your samples and data files section
At least one contact must have 'submitter' role specified When creating a contact ensure you assign a role to each contact. At least one of the contacts created must have the role 'submitter'. See the Describe your experiment section
At least one protocol must be used in an experiment Protocols describe your sample growth/treatment, extraction, data processing steps etc. To process your submission we require details of the protocols used. See the Describe your samples and data files section