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Online Study Submission

Please checkout the video below for step by step guide to create a MetaboLights study online.


Please use the Online Editor to create new MetaboLights studies.

ISA Creator and the supporting documentation (below) are for testing purposes only.

ISA Creator

If you choose to use ISAcreator, please see below for help. Note that these links will take you to our online Google Documents (PDF versions available below). In case of any firewall restrictions, please use our FTP links, if you are unable to access the above online Google documents.

Download and setup ISAcreator
Setup and create NMR study
Setup and create GC/MS study
Setup and create LC/MS study
Submit your study to MetaboLights
Curation status and automatic validations
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

A quick introduction to MetaboLights is also available on EBI Train Online 

You can also take a look at the isatools YouTube channel for a general introduction to ISAcreator.

We are always looking at ways to improve MetaboLights. Please using the global MetaboLights EBI Support & Feedback form or email us directly at


MetaboLights submissions are powered by the ISA software suite. so experimental data gets submitted in ISA-Tab format. The Investigation/Study/Assay (ISA) infrastructure is the first general-purpose format and freely available desktop software suite targeted to experimentalists, curators and developers and that assists in the reporting and local management of experimental metadata (i.e. sample characteristics, technology and measurement types, sample-to-data relationships) from studies employing one or a combination of technologies.