Recall and bias of retrieving gene expression microarray datasets through PubMed identifiers.
Heather Piwowar, Wendy Chapman
Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration | Published : 2010
BACKGROUND: The ability to locate publicly available gene expression microarray datasets effectively and efficiently facilitates the reuse of these potentially valuable resources. Centralized biomedical databases allow users to query dataset metadata descriptions, but these annotations are often too sparse and diverse to allow complex and accurate queries. In this study we examined the ability of PubMed article identifiers to locate publicly available gene expression microarray datasets, and investigated whether the retrieved datasets were representative of publicly available datasets found through statements of data sharing in the associated research articles. RESULTS: In a recent article, ..View full abstract