Frequently asked questions

How often is the MetaSRA updated?

MetaSRA obtains the raw metadata from the SRAdb project. The MetaSRA will be updated when the SRAdb is updated. The MetaSRA will also be updated when improvements are made to the computational pipeline that performs the annotation.

Does the MetaSRA label non-human samples?

No. At the current time, MetaSRA only contains annotated data for human samples.

How were the samples labelled?

Each sample's raw metadata was annotated using a custom automated computational pipeline. This pipeline is described in detail in the publication.