MeSH ID: D046228
The simultaneous analysis, on a microchip, of multiple samples or targets arranged in an array format.
Best practice for sharing this type of data:
Well established guidelines for sharing microarray data are given by the Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment (MIAME) guidelines
Most suitable repositories:
Microarray data may be added to ArrayExpress, Expression Atlas, FlyBase, Genetic Testing Registry, Reference Sequence Database, NCBI Gene, Gene Expression Omnibus, NCBI Genome, Genomic Expression Archive, Immunology Database and Analysis Portal, Influenza Research Database, MGI Mouse Gene Expression Database, NCBI Biosample, Saccharomyces Genome Database, Signaling Pathways Project, UniProt KnowledgeBase, VectorBase, and Xenopus laevis and tropicalis biology and genomics resource
Best practice for indicating re-use of existing data:
For public datasets please provide a DOI or other stable identified for the dataset itself *and* include a citation for the dataset in the reference list. Be sure to indicate exactly which data has been re-used, particularly when multiple versions of the dataset exist. In many cases, this is best achieved by sharing the code used to extract the part of the data that you analyzed. In some cases it may be best to share the exact dataset(s) you analyzed as well.
For access-controlled data authors should provide a link to instructions for obtaining access (e.g. here is the information page for ADNI (Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative): http://adni.loni.usc.edu/data-samples/access-data/).
When re-using a private dataset from a previous study please contact the data owners to discuss how the data can be made public.