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Oxford University Press (OUP), Database, 0(2013), p. bat029-bat029

DOI: 10.1093/database/bat029

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The MetaboLights repository: curation challenges in metabolomics

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Abstract

MetaboLights is the first general-purpose open-access curated repository for metabolomic studies, their raw experimental data and associated metadata, maintained by one of the major open-access data providers in molecular biology. Increases in the number of depositions, number of samples per study and the file size of data submitted to MetaboLights present a challenge for the objective of ensuring high-quality and standardized data in the context of diverse metabolomic workflows and data representations. Here, we describe the MetaboLights curation pipeline, its challenges and its practical application in quality control of complex data depositions.