What is a source?

Sources are individual ancient human remains, from which samples are taken to generate ancient human genome and microbiome data. If the location of the source is known, it is displayed on the OAGR map. Clicking on a source title, either on the list or the map, will display provenance metadata and information about the source. Any samples taken from the source are listed below the metadata, along with links to datasets derived from the samples.

What is a study?

Studies are collections of related datasets. In many cases there will only be one dataset per study. Clicking on the title of a study will load a page displaying information about the study, with links to included dataset/s on the right.

What is a dataset?

A dataset is a group of related data files and associated metadata. Clicking on the title of the dataset will load a page that displays metadata about how the dataset was generated. In cases where the dataset involves multiple bioinformatics pipelines, metadata about each pipeline appears separately and can be accessed using the tabs or dropdown menu at the top of the dataset page. Files in the dataset are listed on the right.

Why do some datasets not have any related files?

In some cases metadata for a dataset is published before the data files are available. Data files may be released at a later stage.

How do I download datasets?

Clicking on the title of the dataset will load a page that displays information about the dataset and lists included data files on the right of the page. Files can be downloaded individually by clicking the download icon next to the file name. One or more individual files can be downloaded by clicking the checkbox next to the required files and then clicking the ‘Download Selected Files’ button. The entire dataset, including a plain text file containing the dataset metadata, can be downloaded by clicking the blue TAR download button.

OAGR can also show a list of direct download URLs for downloading files through an external utility such as wget. Click the checkbox next to the desired file/s and then click the ‘ Show Download URLs’ button.

Can I reuse data in OAGR?

Data published through OAGR is made openly available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Under this licence you are permitted to share (copy and redistribute in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build on) the data and metadata for any purpose, including commercially, provided you:

  • attribute the creator/s of the data
  • link to the licence
  • indicate if changes were made

Where does the data come from?

Ancient human genome and microbiome data, including raw sequence and processed data, is generated from ancient samples studied at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, University of Adelaide in collaboration with other research groups.

How do I cite something in OAGR?

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are minted for included datasets and studies to enable persistent identification and citation. The repository will display suggested citations which you can use to cite and link to a dataset or study. For example:

Smith, Jane; Smart, John (2014): Title of collection. Online Ancient Genome Repository. Collection. http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/38/123456789

Can I upload my data?

OAGR is currently limited to data generated from ancient samples studied at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA in collaboration with other research groups, and published through OAGR under the repository guidelines. Individuals and research groups interested in collaborations should contact ACAD.

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