- ArrayExpress is a database of functional genomics data; it stores microarray and HTS experiments that are described and archived according to the community guidelines for microarray (MIAME) and HTS (MINSEQE) data.
- The functional genomics data collected in ArrayExpress is organised into experiments, which are defined as collections of assays often related to a scientific publication.
- ArrayExpress can be searched to retrieve functional genomics experiments as well as information describing them. For example, you can access data files and sample annotations relating to an experiment of interest.
- Submitting functional genomics data to ArrayExpress is required by some major publishesr and encouraged by others. This benefits both the data provider and the life-science community as a whole, by making the data available as part of the public record of science and facilitating meta-analysis.