Standards

Standards in research refer to a specified level of quality or achievement. For example, in medical research, reporting standards have been drawn up to ensure authors of publications report everything necessary for a full understanding and replication of published research. Standards can also include agreed nomenclature or identifiers.

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  • Reviews |

    Whole genome sequencing (WGS) offers new opportunities in the clinical management and surveillance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In this Review, Meehan and colleagues explore the current landscape of WGS pipelines and applications, and set out best practices for M. tuberculosis WGS, including standards for bioinformatics pipelines, curated repositories of resistance-causing variants, phylogenetic analyses, quality control and standardized reporting.

    • Conor J. Meehan
    • , Galo A. Goig
    • , Thomas A. Kohl
    • , Lennert Verboven
    • , Anzaan Dippenaar
    • , Matthew Ezewudo
    • , Maha R. Farhat
    • , Jennifer L. Guthrie
    • , Kris Laukens
    • , Paolo Miotto
    • , Boatema Ofori-Anyinam
    • , Viola Dreyer
    • , Philip Supply
    • , Anita Suresh
    • , Christian Utpatel
    • , Dick van Soolingen
    • , Yang Zhou
    • , Philip M. Ashton
    • , Daniela Brites
    • , Andrea M. Cabibbe
    • , Bouke C. de Jong
    • , Margaretha de Vos
    • , Fabrizio Menardo
    • , Sebastien Gagneux
    • , Qian Gao
    • , Tim H. Heupink
    • , Qingyun Liu
    • , Chloé Loiseau
    • , Leen Rigouts
    • , Timothy C. Rodwell
    • , Elisa Tagliani
    • , Timothy M. Walker
    • , Robin M. Warren
    • , Yanlin Zhao
    • , Matteo Zignol
    • , Marco Schito
    • , Jennifer Gardy
    • , Daniela M. Cirillo
    • , Stefan Niemann
    • , Inaki Comas
    •  & Annelies Van Rie
  • Research |

    fMRIPrep is a robust and easy-to-use pipeline for preprocessing of diverse fMRI data. The transparent workflow dispenses of manual intervention, thereby ensuring the reproducibility of the results.

    • Oscar Esteban
    • , Christopher J. Markiewicz
    • , Ross W. Blair
    • , Craig A. Moodie
    • , A. Ilkay Isik
    • , Asier Erramuzpe
    • , James D. Kent
    • , Mathias Goncalves
    • , Elizabeth DuPre
    • , Madeleine Snyder
    • , Hiroyuki Oya
    • , Satrajit S. Ghosh
    • , Jessey Wright
    • , Joke Durnez
    • , Russell A. Poldrack
    •  & Krzysztof J. Gorgolewski
    Nature Methods 16, 111-116
  • Research | | open

    Complex microbial communities pose a challenge to metagenomic analysis. Here the authors develop ‘sequins’, internal DNA standards that represent a synthetic community of artificial genomes.

    • Simon A. Hardwick
    • , Wendy Y. Chen
    • , Ted Wong
    • , Bindu S. Kanakamedala
    • , Ira W. Deveson
    • , Sarah E. Ongley
    • , Nadia S. Santini
    • , Esteban Marcellin
    • , Martin A. Smith
    • , Lars K. Nielsen
    • , Catherine E. Lovelock
    • , Brett A. Neilan
    •  & Tim R. Mercer

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