A team led by researchers from the European Bioinformatics Institute has developed a suite of five open source software tools called Investigation/Study/Assay, or ISA, which they claim is the first general-purpose format open source suite of tools that lets researchers curate their experimental metadata using standard ontologies and convert the data into a suitable format for submission to public databases.

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