How are datasets submitted and stored in ArrayExpress?
Being aware of how data is structured and stored in ArrayExpress makes it easier for you to search and retrieve relevant functional genomics data suitable for your research needs.
The main route for direct submissions to ArrayExpress is via the submission tool Annotare (5). Users supply their files and metadata in a webform, from where the data is exported and stored in MAGE-TAB format (6) (Figure 3). Data sets imported from other functional genomics databases are also converted into MAGE-TAB files for archiving.
Figure 3 The submission process.
Visit the 'ArrayExpress Submission Help' if you want to learn more about how to submit your data to ArrayExpress.