Opinion: Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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Abstract

Stable isotopes encode and integrate the origin of matter; thus, their analysis offers tremendous potential to address questions across diverse scientific disciplines (1, 2). Indeed, the broad applicability of stable isotopes, coupled with advancements in high-throughput analysis, have created a scientific field that is growing exponentially, and generating data at a rate paralleling the explosive rise of DNA sequencing and genomics (3). Centralized data repositories, such as GenBank, have become increasingly important as a means for archiving information, and “Big Data” analytics of these resources are revolutionizing science and everyday life.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Opinion: Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data
Series title Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1701742114
Volume 114
Issue 12
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher PNAS
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 2997
Last page 3001