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November 10, 2009

BASE – A software for Microarray Data Management and Analysis

Filed under: Bioinformatics,Microarray — Biointelligence: Education,Training & Consultancy Services @ 4:27 am
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Microarray techniques produce large amounts of data in many different formats and experiment sizes are growing with more samples analysed in each experiment. Samples are collected over long time and microarray analysis is performed asynchronously and re-analysed as more samples are hybridised. Systematic use of collected data requires tracking of biomaterials, array information, raw data, and assembly of annotations. Particularly for microarray service facilities, where researchers deposit samples for experimentation, information tracking becomes vital for a subsequent data delivery back to the researchers. To meet the information tracking and data analysis challenges involved in microarray experiments BASE has been implemented.

BASE (Bioarray Software Environment) is a comprehensive free web-based database solution for the massive amounts of data generated by microarray analysis. It is a MIAME (Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment guidelines) compliant application designed for microarray laboratories looking for a single point of storage for all information related to their microarray experimentation. BASE is a multi-user local data repository that features a web browser user interface, laboratory information management system (LIMS) for biomaterials and array production, annotations, hierarchical overview of analysis, and integrates tools like MultiExperiment Viewer (MEV) and GenePattern.

BASE is an annotable microarray data repository and analysis application providing researchers with efficient information management and analysis. BASE stores all microarray experiment related data, biomaterial information, and annotations regardless if analysis tools for specific techniques or data formats are readily available. As new techniques becomes available software applications should be expendable and modifiable to support changed needs. Moreover, it is an open source software and is freely available.

BASE website: http://base.thep.lu.se

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2 Comments »

  1. this tool is very essential for microarray data analysis

    Comment by ram — December 14, 2009 @ 6:45 am | Reply

  2. Indeed, BASE has proved to be useful tool for microarray data analysis. Ppl you canb suggest more such tools which would help the scientific research community.
    Thanks 🙂

    Comment by biointelligence — December 14, 2009 @ 12:13 pm | Reply


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