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Other- Reagent

MeSH ID: D007202

Reagents are substances used for the detection or determination of another substance by chemical or microscopical means, especially analysis. Types of reagents are precipitants, solvents, oxidizers, reducers, fluxes, and colorimetric reagents. (From Grant and Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed, p301, p499)

Best practice for sharing this type of data:
A unique Research Resource Identifier (RRID) along with all metadata regarding the reagent(s) used should be presented in the form of Tabular Data. Tabular data should be saved as a .txt or .csv file. The first row(s) should contain information about the dataset, such as the data file name, author, today's date, when the data within the file were last modified, and companion file names. Please also state which symbol has been used to denote missing data (NA is preferred). Column headings should describe the content of each column and contain only numbers, letters, and underscores - no spaces or special characters. Lowercase letters are preferred. Row names should be consistent with those used in the article and in other related datasets. You can check the formatting of tables with

Most suitable repositories:
Reagent data may be added to repositories such asImmunology Database and Analysis Portal, GenomeRNAi,, IntAct molecular interaction database, Xenopus laevis and tropicalis biology and genomics resource, NCBI Probe Database, and WormBase.

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):

When re-using a private dataset from a previous study please contact the data owners to discuss how the data can be made public.

Most suitable repositories:
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data_type/other/reagent.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/31 17:49 by samantha