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Sample NameThe unique identification name of the sample, which is referred to from within the Study file. Sample Name is a node in the Assay file, and it links the Assay file to the Study file. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
Protocol REFThe name of the protocol used to perform the experiment. This name should be obtained from a value for the field “Study Protocol Name” in the investigation file (i.e., within the study protocols section). This concept is adapted from ISA-TAB.
ParameterValue[parameter name]Value of a parameter, which is kept constant, when applying a protocol. The parameter name is written within brackets and must match the name used as value for the Study Protocol Parameter Name in the ISA-TAB-Nano Investigation File. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
PerformerThe name of the person who carried out the protocol. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
DateThe calendar day on which the protocol was carried out. The date format should be in YYYY-MM-DD. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
UnitThe standard of measurement used if the values in Characteristics[], Parameter Value[] or Factor Value [] columns are quantitative and dimensional. This concept is adapted from ISA-TAB.
Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value in Source Name, Material Type, Characteristics [], Parameter Value[], Unit or Factor Value[] columns. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
Term Source RefThe name which identifies the source from where a term is selected and entered in ISA-TAB-Nano study files. This name should match one of the names entered in the Term Source Name field. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
Assay NameThe name of the assay performed. The name is used as an identifier within the Assay file. Qualifying headers for Assay Name are Performer, Date, and Comment[]. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
Factor Value[factor name]The value of an independent variable manipulated by the experimentalist with the intention to affect the subject of study (i.e. stressor). Factor names are described in brackets (Syntax: Factor Value[<factor name>]). Factor Value[] in Assay file should reference technical variations (such as software, instrument or protocol variations). This concept is adapted from ISA-TAB.
Measurement Value[statistic(measurement name)]The endpoint of the assay. Measurement value names are described in brackets or parenthesis if a statistics (e.g., mean, standard deviation) is applied to the measurement (Syntax: Measurement Value[statistic(<measurement name>)]). A statistic is only required for statistical measures. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to capture measurement outputs recorded in summary data.
Derived Data FileThe name or URI of the file resulting from data transformation or processing. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
Raw Data FileThe name or URI of the raw data files. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.
CommentAny comment that provides additional information, which is added only when no other appropriate field exists. This concept is taken from ISA-TAB.