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Table 1 Standardized parameters for meta-data

From: Huvariome: a web server resource of whole genome next-generation sequencing allelic frequencies to aid in pathological candidate gene selection

Parameter Description Limit
Age Age Variable
Gender Male , Female, other Fixed
Ethnicity HapMap groups Fixed
Country of origin (if known) UK, Netherlands, … Variable
Study Type Cancer, Family, Reference Fixed
Biomaterial Blood, Tissue, Cell line Fixed
Biomaterial Subtype PBMC, WBC, Heart, B-cell, … Variable
Biomaterial Source Peripheral vien, … Variable
Biomaterial Modification EBV transformed, … Variable
  1. The Description defines the options that are available for each Parameter. A parameter for which the Limit is fixed means that there are a fixed number of possible values whereas one that is Variable is stored as any value (free text or numeric).