Journal article

EpiMetal: an open-source graphical web browser tool for easy statistical analyses in epidemiology and metabolomics

Jussi Ekholm, Pauli Ohukainen, Antti J Kangas, Johannes Kettunen, Qin Wang, Mari Karsikas, Anmar A Khan, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Mika Kahonen, Terho Lehtimaki, Olli T Raitakari, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Peter J Meikle, Mika Ala-Korpela

International Journal of Epidemiology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

MOTIVATION: An intuitive graphical interface that allows statistical analyses and visualizations of extensive data without any knowledge of dedicated statistical software or programming. IMPLEMENTATION: EpiMetal is a single-page web application written in JavaScript, to be used via a modern desktop web browser. GENERAL FEATURES: Standard epidemiological analyses and self-organizing maps for data-driven metabolic profiling are included. Multiple extensive datasets with an arbitrary number of continuous and category variables can be integrated with the software. Any snapshot of the analyses can be saved and shared with others via a www-link. We demonstrate the usage of EpiMetal using pilot dat..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by UK Medical Research Council


Awarded by Novo Nordisk Foundation


Awarded by NHMRC of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

M.A.K. is supported by a Senior Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (APP1158958). He also works in a unit that is supported by the University of Bristol and UK Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12013/1). Q.W. is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF17OC0027034). B.A.K. is supported by a Senior Principal Research Fellowship from the NHMRC of Australia (APP1154331). The Sigrid Juselius Foundation and the Academy of Finland have also funded this work. The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 and the Young Finns Study have been financially supported by multiple funding bodies (see the Supplement, available as Supplementary data at IJE online). The Baker Institute is supported in part by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.