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Welcome to the Documentation for the CFDE

The goal of Common Fund Data Ecosystem CFDE is to federate data from a number of Common Fund Data Coordinating Centers (DCCs) to improve access to data derived from hundreds of studies and samples collected from thousands of human subjects. This project involves a diversity of datatypes has been generated at the genomic, expression, proteomic, metagenomic, and imaging levels, and the DCCs support a tremendous range of scientific discovery efforts. To facilitate this task, of the CFDE have developed and refined software tools. To view documentation for these tools, please select from the following:

  • The Crosscut Metadata Model (C2M2), a flexible standard for describing biomedical experimental data.
  • The Datapackage Submission System, how Common Fund metadata is submitted to the CFDE portal
    • For help with submissions you can also check the wiki or search common errors in the discussion board
  • The FAIR cookbook provides introductory materials about various aspects of FAIRness, including practical guides that show how to enhance digital objects by adhering them to community accepted standards.