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Current Specification - Version 1.0.0

MultiCellDS is a data specification for multicellular experimental, clinical, and simulation data. We have been developing this specification since 2007 (formerly as MultiCellXML — see our project history). It is maintained by the Core Team, with advice by the invited reivew panel and the general public. As MultiCellDS matures and enters wider use, we will transition MultiCellDS to a standard with voting procedures. See COMBINE for more thoughts on standards governance.

The MultiCellDS specification is officially recorded as an XML schema with embedded schematron rules.

Key technical details

Current stable version: 1.0.0

XML schema (official standard):

OWL ontology file: http://multicellds.org/ont/multicellds.owl

Computer-generated documentation:

User-oriented documentation:

Current API version: https://gitlab.com/MultiCellDS/MultiCellDS/tree/stable/v1.0/v1.0.0

Current method paper: S.H. Friedman et al., MultiCellDS: a standard and a community for sharing multicellular data. PLoS Biology (2016, in submission).

Note that the master development branch is available here at gitlab.

Early work

You can view a predecessor of the standard at the MultiCellXML project website, with further description in the supplementary material for Macklin et al., J. Theor. Biol. 301 (2012).