Metadata describing -omics experiments is crucial to make sense of results that are available to the community. For instance, a CRAM document provides results of a sequencing experiment, but one needs to understand whether the data is from a whole genome sequencing experiment, RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, etc.
In this GA4GH Study Group, we're trying to assess whether a minimal specification could be established to better characterise -omics datasets.
The goal is not to organise full recipes to make an experiment reproducible, but rather to provide enough information to understand what the experiment is about. What "enough information" means is subject to discussion in this Study Group.