1 Overview

ExperimentHubData provides tools to add or modify resources in Bioconductor’s ExperimentHub. This ‘hub’ houses curated data from courses, publications or experiments. The resources are generally not files of raw data (as can be the case in AnnotationHub) but instead are R / Bioconductor objects such as GRanges, SummarizedExperiment, data.frame etc. Each resource has associated metadata that can be searched through the ExperimentHub client interface.

2 ExperimentHub_docker

The ExperimentHub_docker offers an isolated test environment for inserting / extracting metadata records in the ExperimentHub database. The README in the package explains how to set up the Docker and inserting records is done with ExperimentHub::addResources().

In general this level of testing should not be necessary when submitting a package with new resources. The best way to validate record metadata is to read inst/extdata/metadata.csv with ExperimentHubData::readMetadataFromCsv(). If that is successful the metadata are ready to go.