RDML: structured language and reporting guidelines for real-time quantitative PCR data.


Steve Lefever, Jan Hellemans, Filip Pattyn, Daniel R Przybylski, Chris Taylor, René Geurts, Andreas Untergasser, Jo Vandesompele

Nucleic Acids Research



The XML-based Real-Time PCR Data Markup Language (RDML) has been developed by the RDML consortium (http://www.rdml.org) to enable straightforward exchange of qPCR data and related information between qPCR instruments and third party data analysis software, between colleagues and collaborators and between experimenters and journals or public repositories. We here also propose data related guidelines as a subset of the Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments (MIQE) to guarantee inclusion of key data information when reporting experimental results.

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