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BioSamples: a FAIR sample metadata archive

BioSamples is the EMBL-EBI archive which records and supplies metadata about biological samples and connects sample records across EBI databases to the corresponding experimental data. BioSamples aims to improve metadata quality through ontology annotation, metadata curation, data validation and certification.

In this webinar, we will briefly introduce BioSamples and highlight specific use cases from current collaborations and features deployed to increase FAIRness (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, Reusability) of the data.

Ongoing collaboration with major consortia rely on and drive addition of new features to BioSamples:

Ability to walk an ontology hierarchy such as disease for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH)
Synthetic dataset and linking to human controlled access data for the Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa (CINECA)
Metrics and automated processes for FAIRplus

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