The RDS Omics Discoverability phase took place from December 2015 through to May 2016. During this time, project members met with various BPA data generators in each of the omics areas – Genomics, Metabolomics, Proteomics, and Transcriptomics – from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The object of these meetings were to discuss, understand and document:
- Types of raw and processed data generated
- How raw data is processed
- Software and applications used to process data
- File types of data generated
- How data is stored at each facility
- How specimen, experimental conditions, sample and any other contextual metadata is recorded, organised and presented
- Interactions with and degree of integration other omics area (if any takes place)
- Technical expertise of each group
- Familiarity and/or use with other eResearch facilities (NeCTAR, GVL)
The project has created summary documents for each Omics. These summary documents will evolve throughout the lifetime of the project.
The objective of these documents is to give a high level summary of the type of research each area undertakes as well as answer the bullet points above. We hope that these documents will also allow the general research community to better understand these 4 areas of research.
For more information on each area please see below