Figure 1 : Overview of the LINCS Metadata including number of data fields for each category.

From: Sustainable data and metadata management at the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center

Figure 1

The LINCS Metadata Specifications are divided into 4 categories. Reagent Metadata contain all the key information regarding the identity of 11 reagent types used in the LINCS experiments. Experimental Metadata fields describe the experimental conditions (e.g. concentration, time point) of those reagents. Assay Metadata describe all the reagent-independent experimental parameters. Dataset Metadata describe general information regarding attribution and properties of the datasets. Data (level) Processing Pipelines that generate the different data levels from raw data to signatures are currently available for 6 LINCS assays and are described including the software packages and version used, and key parameters/settings.