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The microbiome quality control project: baseline study design and future directions

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2015
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Title
The microbiome quality control project: baseline study design and future directions
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13059-015-0841-8
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Authors

Rashmi Sinha, Christian C. Abnet, Owen White, Rob Knight, Curtis Huttenhower

Abstract

Microbiome research has grown exponentially over the past several years, but studies have been difficult to reproduce across investigations. Relevant variation in measurements between laboratories, from a variety of sources, has not been systematically assessed. This is coupled with a growing concern in the scientific community about the lack of reproducibility in biomedical research. The Microbiome Quality Control project (MBQC) was initiated to identify sources of variation in microbiome studies, to quantify their magnitudes, and to assess the design and utility of different positive and negative control strategies. Here we report on the first MBQC baseline study project and workshop.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 3%
Brazil 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 281 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 72 24%
Researcher 67 22%
Student > Master 39 13%
Student > Bachelor 23 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 20 7%
Other 52 17%
Unknown 28 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 121 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 60 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 18 6%
Computer Science 10 3%
Other 37 12%
Unknown 32 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 February 2017.
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#551,755
of 14,579,947 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#519
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#17,001
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Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#64
of 292 outputs
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