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ONTOLOGY SOURCE REFERENCESection header for the ontology source reference section. This section is used to record information about ontologies containing the terms referenced in the ISA-TAB-Nano files.
Term Source NameThe name of the source from where a term is selected and referenced in the ISA-TAB-Nano files. The source could be an ontology or a controlled vocabulary. The source name is the full name or the acronym of the ontology/controlled vocabulary. This is a required field if the term source name is referenced in any of the ISA-TAB-Nano files.
Term Source FileA file name or a URI of the source named in the term source name field.
Term Source VersionVersion number of the vocabulary source file. This is a required field if the field for term source file has a value.
Term Source DescriptionText description to disambiguate resources when homologous acronyms are used.
INVESTIGATION Section header for the investigation section. This section allows for the description of the investigation.
Investigation IdentifierA locally unique identifier or an accession number provided by a repository.
Investigation TitleA concise phrase used as a title for the investigation.
Investigation DescriptionA textual description of the investigation.
Investigation Submission DateThe date on which the investigation was reported to a repository (format: YYYY-MM-DD).
Investigation Public Release DateThe date on which the investigation is publicly released or published (format: YYYY-MM-DD).
Investigation DiseaseDisease(s) that are the subject of an investigation, if applicable. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to identify the disease(s) related to the subject of the investigation. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Investigation Disease Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for investigation disease. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to identify the term accession number for the disease. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Investigation Disease Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for investigation disease is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to identify the term source ref for the disease. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Investigation OutcomeA textual description summarizing the conclusion of an investigation. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to identify the outcome of the investigation. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
INVESTIGATION PUBLICATIONSSection header for the Investigation Publications section. This section allows for the identification of articles (published) associated with the investigation.
Investigation PubMed IDPubMed Identifier of the publication associated with the investigation.
Investigation Publication DOIA Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the publication associated with the investigation.
Investigation Publication Author ListA semicolon-delimited (";") list of authors of a publication associated with the investigation.
Investigation Publication TitleA concise phrase used as a title for the publication associated with the investigation.
Investigation Publication StatusA term describing the status of a publication (i.e., submitted, in preparation, published).
Investigation Publication Status Term Accession NumberThe identification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for investigation publication status.
Investigation Publication Status Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for investigation publication status is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field.
INVESTIGATION CONTACTSSection header for the Investigation Contacts section. This section allows for the identification of the point(s) of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person Last NameThe last name of a person who is the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person First NameThe first name of a person who is the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person Mid InitialsThe middle initial(s) of a person who is the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person EmailThe email address of a person who is the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person PhoneThe telephone number of the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person FaxThe fax number of a person who is the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person AddressThe mailing address of a person who is the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person AffiliationThe name of the organization to which the point of contact belongs.
Investigation Person RolesThe term which classifies the role(s) performed by person who is the point of contact for the investigation.
Investigation Person Roles Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for investigation person role.
Investigation Person Roles Term Source REFName of the ontology or controlled vocabulary from which a term is selected and entered as a value for investigation person role.
MATERIALSection header for the Material section. This section allows for the identification of materials used in the investigation and associated studies. This section is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano.
Material File NameThe name of the ISA-TAB-Nano Material File, which lists information about the composition and characteristics of the nanomaterials or other small molecules. There can be only one file per cell. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to identify the name of the Material File. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Material Source NameThe name of the nanomaterial or small molecule associated with the Material File. There can be only one Material Source Name per column. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to identify source name of the material. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
STUDYSection header for the Study section. This section allows for the description of one or more studies conducted as part of an investigation.
Study IdentifierA unique identifier used for the study. It is either a temporary identifier supplied by users or one generated by a repository or other database.
Study TitleA concise phrase used to encapsulate the purpose and goal of the study.
Study DescriptionA textual description of the study, with components such as objectives or goals.
Study Submission DateThe date on which the study is submitted to an archive (format: YYYY-MM-DD).
Study Public Release DateThe date on which the study is publicly released or published (format: YYYY-MM-DD).
Study DiseaseDisease(s) that are the subject of the study, if applicable. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to identify the disease(s) related to the study. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Study Disease Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study disease. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Study Disease Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study disease is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Study OutcomeA textual description about the outcome(s) of the study. This concept is introduced in ISA-TAB-Nano to provide a summary or conclusion of a study. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Study File NameThe name of the ISA-TAB-Nano study file, which lists information about the biological specimens (cells, tissues, organs, animal model, body fluids), nanoparticles; small organic molecules, and other types of samples assayed in a study. There can be only one file name per cell.
STUDY DESIGN DESCRIPTORSSection header for the study design descriptors section. This section allows for the identification of design type of the study.
Study Design TypeA term describing the classification of the study based on the overall study (experimental) design (for example, comparison study). The term can be free-text or taken from a controlled vocabulary/ontology.
Study Design Type Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study design type.
Study Design Type Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study design type is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field.
STUDY PUBLICATIONSSection header for the publication section of a study. This section allows for the identification of articles (published) associated with the study.
Study PubMed IDPubMed identifier of the publication associated with the study.
Study Publication DOIA Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the publication associated with the study.
Study Publication Author ListA semicolon-delimited (";") list of authors of a publication associated with the study.
Study Publication TitleA concise phrase used as a title for the publication associated with the study.
Study Publication StatusA term describing the status of a publication (i.e., submitted, in preparation, published), associated with the study.
Study Publication Status Term Accession NumberThe identification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study publication status.
Study Publication Status Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study publications status is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name.
STUDY FACTORSSection header for the Study Factor section. This section allows for the identification of factors associated with the study.
Study Factor NameThe name of one independent variable (factor) manipulated by the experimentalist with the intention to affect the subject of study (that is, Stressor). This is a required field, if there are factors in an assay study. Only one factor name is allowed per cell. The value of a factor is given either in the study or in the assay file.
Study Factor TypeA term used for the classification of factors associated with the study (for example, condition). This is a required field if there are factors in an assay study. More than one term is allowed per cell; multiple terms are separated by semicolons.
Study Factor Type Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study factor type.
Study Factor Type Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study factor type is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field.
STUDY ASSAYSSection header for the Study Assay section. This section allows for the identification of type of measurement and the type of technology used for the measurement in an assay that is part of a study.
Study Assay Measurement TypeA term to qualify the endpoint, or what is being measured.
Study Assay Measurement Type Term Accession NumberIdentification number of the term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study assay measurement type.
Study Assay Measurement Type Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study assay measurement type is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field.
Study Assay Technology TypeThe type of technology (technique or method) used for the assay measurement (for example, Dynamic light scattering).
Study Assay Technology Type Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study assay technology type.
Study Assay Technology Type Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study assay technology type is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field.
Study Assay Technology PlatformThe manufacturer and platform name of the instruments used in the study assay.
Study Assay Measurement NameA semicolon-delimited list of names of quantities whose values are the outputs of an assay measurement. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Study Assay Measurement Name Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study assay measurement name. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Study Assay Measurement Name Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study assay measurement name is selected. (ISA-TAB Extension for ISA-TAB-Nano)
Study Assay File NameName of the ISA-TAB-Nano Assay file corresponding to the study assay. Name of the ISA-TAB-Nano Assay file corresponding to the study assay. This is a required field. There can be only one assay file name per cell.
STUDY PROTOCOLSSection header for the Study Protocols section. This section allows for the identification of type of protocols, and the parameters and components of a protocol used in a study. A protocol describes the formal plan of an experiment or research activity, including the objective, rationale, design, materials and methods for the conduct of the study; intervention description, and method of data analysis.
Study Protocol NameThe name of the protocols used within a study and will be referenced in the ISA-TAB-Nano Study or Assay files.
Study Protocol TypeThe term used to classify the protocol (for example, synthesis, assay, etc.).
Study Protocol Type Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study protocol type
Study Protocol Type Term Source REFName of the ontology or controlled vocabulary from which a term is selected and entered as a value for study protocol type.
Study Protocol DescriptionA textual description of the protocol.
Study Protocol URIPointer to protocol documents or resources external to ISA-TAB-Nano, which can be accessed by their Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). If URI is not available, enter the protocol document file name and make the protocol document available along with ISA-TAB-Nano files.
Study Protocol VersionAn identifier for the version to ensure protocol tracking.
Study Protocol Parameters NameA semicolon-delimited (";") list of parameter names used as an identifier in the ISA-TAB-Nano Study or Assay files. A protocol parameter is a constant associated with a protocol, which is not varied as part of an experiment.
Study Protocol Parameters Name Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for the study protocol parameter name.
Study Protocol Parameters Name Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study protocol parameter name. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field.
Study Protocol Components NameA semicolon-delimited (";") list of names identifying the components of a protocol. Component names include instrument names, software names, and reagent names.
Study Protocol Components TypeThe term to classify the protocol component, e.g., instrument, software, and reagent.
Study Protocol Components Type Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term seleced from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for the study protocol component type.
Study Protocol Components Type Term Source REF The name which identifies the source from where the term for study protocol component type is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term
STUDY CONTACTSSection header for the Study Contacts section. This section allows for the identification of the point of contact for a study.
Study Person Last NameThe last name of a person who is the point of contact for the study.
Study Person First NameThe first name of a person who is the point of contact for the study.
Study Person Mid InitialsThe middle initial(s) of a person who is the point of contact for the study.
Study Person EmailThe email address of a person who is the point of contact for the study.
Study Person PhoneThe telephone number of the point of contact for the study.
Study Person FaxThe fax number of a person who is the point of contact for the study.
Study Person AddressThe mailing address of a person who is the point of contact for the study.
Study Person AffiliationThe name of the organization to which the point of contact belongs.
Study Person RolesThe term which classify the role(s) performed by person who is the point of contact for the study.
Study Person Roles Term Accession NumberIdentification number of a term selected from an ontology or a controlled vocabulary, if the term is entered as a value for study person role.
Study Person Roles Term Source REFThe name which identifies the source from where the term for study person role is selected. This name should match one of the names entered in the term source name field.