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Figure 1: Example of an EDA diagram.


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All authors were part of an NC3Rs working group (WG). N.P.d.S. initiated the project and convened the WG. I.B. developed the conceptual design. The standard notation of the EDA was agreed within the WG and formalized by I.B. and B.L. The development of the rules behind the logical reasoning was led by N.P.d.S. and B.L., with input from the WG, and formalized by B.L. All authors wrote the manuscript.

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du Sert, N., Bamsey, I., Bate, S. et al. The Experimental Design Assistant. Nat Methods 14, 1024–1025 (2017).

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