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ArrayTrack™—a microarray database, data analysis & interpretation tool


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Effective Jaunary 20, 2014, NCTR will temporarily suspend support for opening new ArrayTrack accounts for non-FDA users. If you have any questions, please contact NCTRBioinformaticsSupport@fda.hhs.gov


FDA Genomic Tool

  • Free bioinformatics resource for DNA microarray and systems biology
  • Manage, analyze, and interpret omics data within a single package
  • Used by the FDA for the review of genomic data submissions
  • ArrayTrack™ has averaged approximately 5000 user entries each year since 2003 when it was opened to the public
  • Survey Of Microarray Databases

In September 2006, an ArrayTrack™ poster was featured on the inside front cover of Nature Biotechnologydisclaimer icon—a special issue focused on the Microarray Quality Control (MAQC) project.

ArrayTrack™ provides an integrated solution for managing, analyzing, and interpreting microarray gene expression data. Specifically, ArrayTrack™ is MIAME (Minimum Information About A Microarray Experiment)-supportive for storing both microarray data and experiment parameters associated with a pharmacogenomics or toxicogenomics study. Many statistical and visualization tools are available with ArrayTrack™ which provides a rich collection of functional information about genes, proteins, and pathways for biological interpretation. 

The primary emphasis of ArrayTrack™ is the direct linking of analysis results with functional information to facilitate the interaction between the choice of analysis methods and the biological relevance of analysis results. Using ArrayTrack™, users can easily select a statistical method applied to stored microarray data to determine a list of differentially expressed genes. The gene list can then be directly linked to pathways and gene ontology for functional analysis.

Survey Of Microarray Databases








Date Reported

ArrayExpress at EBI 24,838 708,914 October 28, 2011
ArrayTrack™ 1,622 50,953 February 11, 2012
caArray at NCI 41 1,741 November 15, 2006
Gene Expression Omnibus - NCBI 25,859 641,770 October 28, 2011
Genevestigator database 2,500 65,000 January 2012
MUSC database ~45 555 April 1, 2007
Stanford Microarray database 82,542 Not reported October 23, 2011
UNC Microarray database ~31 2,093 April 1, 2007
UNC modENCODE Microarray database ~6 180 July 17, 2009
UPenn RAD database ~100 ~2,500 September 1, 2007
UPSC-BASE ~100 Not reported November 15, 2007

*Information Source: wikipedia.com

Contact Information

 Collaboration Information:  Dr. Weida Tong (870-543-7142 or weida.tong@fda.hhs.gov)
 Assistance with Using ArrayTrack™:  Feng Qian (870-543-7290 or feng.qian@fda.hhs.gov)
 Submit Suggestions:  Dr. Hong Fang (870-543-7538 or hong.fang@fda.hhs.gov)
 Report Technical Problems:   NCTRBioinformaticsSupport@fda.hhs.gov



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