Projects

The major standardization projects being pursued by the FGED Society include:

  1. MIAME - The formulation of the minimum information about a microarray experiment required to interpret and verify the results.
  2. MINSEQE - The development of the Minimum Information about a high-throughput SEQuencing Experiment standard for Ultra High-Throughtput Sequencing experiments.
  3. MAGE-TAB -  A simple spreadsheet-based, MIAME-supportive format for microarray experimental data called MAGE-TAB, based on a richer a data exchange and object modeling format known as MAGE.
  4. Annotare - A stand-alone desktop application to help bench biologists annotate biomedical investigations and their resulting data.
  5. Ontology - The development of ontologies for microarray experiment description and biological material (biomaterial) annotation in particular.
  6. Collaborative standards - Engaging with and supporting the efforts of other relevant standards organizations.

Other areas of interest include:

  1. UHTS Data Quality - Data quality assessment standards for ultra high-throughput sequencing data.
  2. Clinical Phenotypes - A MIAME-like checklist for reporting results of clinical functional genomics studies.
  3. MISFISHIE - The Minimum Information Specification For In Situ Hybridization and Immunohistochemistry Experiments required to interpret and verify the results.