isatabr-package: isatabr package overview.

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The isatabr package is an implementation of the ISA-Tab format for R. It builds an R object from ISA-Tab format files.

ISA is a metadata framework to manage an increasingly diverse set of life science, environmental and biomedical experiments that employ one or a combination of technologies. Built around the Investigation (the project context), Study (a unit of research) and Assay (analytical measurements) concepts, ISA helps you to provide rich descriptions of experimental metadata (i.e. sample characteristics, technology and measurement types, sample-to-data relationships) so that the resulting data and discoveries are reproducible and reusable.


The ISA Abstract Model has been implemented in two format specifications, ISA-Tab and ISA-JSON. In this package the former, ISA-Tab, is being used. ISA-Tab files are tab separated values files stored with a .txt extension.


Maintainer: Bart-Jan van Rossum (ORCID)



ISA framework ISA Model and Serialization Specifications ISA users community

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