Nieminen M, Stolpe O, Kuhring M, Weiner J, Pett P, Beule D, Holtgrewe M (2023). “SODAR: managing multiomics study data and metadata.” Gigascience, 12, giad052. doi:10.1093/gigascience/giad052 ☞ Link
What is SODAR?
SODAR stands for system for omics data access and retrieval. It allows modeling of multi assay studies, recording of all relevant parameters, and managing many samples with their metadata. Further, SODAR is suitable for managing many large files that are the results of the assays or subsequent computation.
SODAR provides a web-based graphical user interface for managing multi assay studies and describing them using the open ISA (Investigation Study Assay) data model and ISA-Tab file format. Data storage is handled using the iRODS data management system which effortlessly handles many files and large amounts of data. SODAR also provides programmable APIs and command line access for metadata and to file storage.
SODAR supports multi-omics integration studies and can be easily installed.
- SODAR is freely available from github under a permissive opensource license.
- The SODAR preprint is available from bioRxiv
- A tutorial video is available on YouTube
- Full SODAR manual
- Demo site
Last modified: Jul 27, 2023