Creating an in-house ’omics data portal using EBI Atlas software

Ketan Patel, Misha Kapushesky and David Dean


The amount of public gene expression data has dramatically increased in recent years. This has resulted in several efforts to curate and make accessible this huge amount of public data in a useful and easy to use way. One such project, the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Gene Expression Atlas, led to the development of a portal that was intuitive to use and yet still incorporated sophisticated queries and statistical analysis results. The authors describe how the public Atlas project was adapted to become a standalone product, which can be installed anywhere. This Atlas allows both private companies and public institutes ...

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