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Publication to ARC

last updated at 2023-10-24 About this guide

In this guide we collect recommendations and thoughts on creating an ARC based on a publication and associated published datasets. This is not the typical entry into an ARC, but rather retrospective. It might however help to build community-tailored showcases; i.e. showing what a project could look like as an ARC.

UserData Steward ModeTutorial

Before we can start

This guide assumes you know

ARC setup

💡 the underscore "_" could help to distinguish additional folders ("additional payload") from default ARC folders


💡 We recommend to focus on open access / CC-BY publications and datasets, unless you explicitly know, whether and how to re-use the data published elsewhere.

ISA - investigation / isa.investigation.xlsx

💡 Can be done via ARCitect, ARC Commander or Excel (manually editing the isa.investigation.xlsx file)

ISA - studies and assays File names Original Data

The publication may contain a section "data availability" or "data accession" or similar that references external links (typically a large data repository).

💡 There is no clear rule, whether data already published in a public repository should be imported (i.e. copied) into the ARC. Discussion ongoing.

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