Community Standards for Open Cell Migration Data

Alejandra N. Gonzalez-Beltran, Paola Masuzzo, Cristophe Ampe, Gert-Jan Bakker, Sébastien Besson, Robert H. Eibl, Peter Friedl, Matthias Gunzer, Mark Kittisopikul, Sylvia E. Le Dévédec, Simone Leo, Josh Moore, Yael Paran, Jaime Prilusky, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Philippe Roudot, Marc Schuster, Gwendolien Sergeant, Staffan Strömblad, Jason R. Swedlow, Merijn van Erp, Marleen van Troys, Assaf Zaritsky, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Lennart Martens
Misc - october 2019
Cell migration research has become a high-content field. However, the quantitative information encapsulated in these complex and high-dimensional datasets is not fully exploited due to the diversity of experimental protocols and non-standardised output formats. In addition, typically the datasets are not open for reuse. Making the data open and Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) will enable meta-analysis, data integration, and data mining. Standardised data formats and controlled vocabularies are essential for building a suitable infrastructure for that purpose but are not available in the cell migration domain. We here present standardisation efforts by the Cell Migration Standardisation Organization, CMSO, an open community-driven organisation to facilitate the development of standards for cell migration data. This work will foster the development of improved algorithms and tools, and enable secondary analysis of public datasets, ultimately unlocking new knowledge of the complex biological process of cell migration.

BibTex references

  author       = {Gonzalez-Beltran, A. and Masuzzo, P. and Ampe, C. and Bakker, G.-J. and Besson, S. and Eibl, R. and Friedl, P. and Gunzer, M. and Kittisopikul, M. and Le Dévédec, S. and Leo, S. and Moore, J. and Paran, Y. and Prilusky, J. and Rocca-Serra, P. and Roudot, P. and Schuster, M. and Sergeant, G. and Strömblad, S. and Swedlow, J. and van Erp, M. and van Troys, M. and Zaritsky, A. and Sansone, S.-A. and Martens, L.},
  title        = {Community Standards for Open Cell Migration Data},
  month        = {october},
  year         = {2019},
  type         = {Article},
  keywords     = {cell migration, standards},
  url          = {},

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