Gaggle Components
Data Standards

Experiment Meta Information Markup Language

A sample EMI-ML document is shown here for a time series experiment examining heat-shock response in E. coli.

  • In the green section, meta-data about the experiment is specified, including links to external documents in several formats.
  • An experiment consists of measurements taken under one or more conditions.
  • The measurements themselves are held in seperate tabular files referenced by the dataset elements (in pink).
  • Experimental conditions are described in the two blue sections. Constants are parameters that do not change during the experiment while variables can change. For variables, a measurement must be recorded for each individual condition, in this case for each point in the time series.
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