A sea of standards for omics data: sink or swim?

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Journal Article

In the era of Big Data, omic-scale technologies, and increasing calls for data sharing, it is generally agreed that the use of community-developed, open data standards is critical. Far less agreed upon is exactly which data standards should be used, the criteria by which one should choose a standard, or even what constitutes a data standard. It is impossible simply to choose a domain and have it naturally follow which data standards should be used in all cases. The 'right' standards to use is often dependent on the use case scenarios for a given project. Potential downstream applications for the data, however, may not always be apparent at the time the data are generated. Similarly, technology evolves, adding further complexity. Would-be standards adopters must strike a balance between planning for the future and minimizing the burden of compliance. Better tools and resources are required to help guide this balancing act.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tenenbaum, JD; Sansone, S-A; Haendel, M

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 200 - 203

PubMed ID

  • 24076747

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24076747

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-974X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002066

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England