Experimental design

The experimental design characterizes the experiment as a whole and describes some general information that is necessary in order to query for an experiment by certain parameters. The minimum information required in this section is:

• contact information, authors, publishers;

• the type(s) of the experiment (e.g. compound treatment design);

• experimental factors, that is parameters or conditions tested (e.g. time, dose, response to a compound or treatment);

• the number of hybridizations performed;

• whether and which common reference was used for all hybridizations;

• quality control steps taken (e.g. replicates, dye swap);

• a brief free text description of the experiment and its goals;

• external links (URL) or database accession numbers for further information.

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