Discovering and Linking Public ‘Omics’ Datasets using the Omics Discovery Index

Published in Nature Biotechnology, 2017

Recommended citation: Perez-Riverol Y, Bai M, da Veiga Leprevost F, et al. Discovering and linking public omics data sets using the Omics Discovery Index. Nat Biotechnol. 2017;35(5):406-409. doi:10.1038/nbt.3790

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Biomedical data are being produced at an unprecedented rate owing to the falling cost of experiments and wider access to genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics platforms1,2. As a result, public deposition of omics data is on the increase. This presents new challenges, including finding ways to store, organize and access different types of biomedical data present on different platforms. We present the Omics Discovery Index (OmicsDI -, an open source platform that enables access, discovery and dissemination of omics datasets.