High quality content - our first priority
The quality and standardization of data are absolutely essential to
obtain biologically precise and meaningful results. Since 2004, ETH
Zurich and Nebion have been working hard to establish data curation
methodologies to capture all essential sample information and to make
data comparable between different experiments.
- Experiment annotation using
ontologies - To achieve a high level of consistency and precision,
Nebion developed and implemented a variety of ontologies based on
publicly accepted vocabularies. All samples are annotated manually by
experts using these ontologies.
- Data quality control and
normalization - Combining experiments that were done in many labs
under a wide variety of conditions is not trivial. Nebion's data is
quality controlled and normalized both within and between experiments, allowing to integrate all
data for on-the-fly analysis.
- Experimental conditions - the
numbers count! - The number of independent experimental conditions is
crucial for gene function analysis, target validation, drug
repositioning and indication finding. The GENEVESTIGATOR® database currently contains the
world's largest and most diverse compendium of high quality, fully curated and
globally integrated microarray experiments. It covers more than 5000 diseases, 17
organisms, and hundreds of genotypes and phenotypes. See the
page for more details.