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DOI 10.1093/gigascience/giac005
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Title (Primary) Democratizing data-independent acquisition proteomics analysis on public cloud infrastructures via the Galaxy framework
Author Fahrner, M.; Föll, M.C.; Grüning, B.A.; Bernt, M. ORCID logo ; Röst, H.; Schilling, O.
Source Titel GigaScience
Year 2022
Department BIOINF
Volume 11
Page From giac005
Language englisch
Topic T9 Healthy Planet


Data-independent acquisition (DIA) has become an important approach in global, mass spectrometric proteomic studies because it provides in-depth insights into the molecular variety of biological systems. However, DIA data analysis remains challenging owing to the high complexity and large data and sample size, which require specialized software and vast computing infrastructures. Most available open-source DIA software necessitates basic programming skills and covers only a fraction of a complete DIA data analysis. In consequence, DIA data analysis often requires usage of multiple software tools and compatibility thereof, severely limiting the usability and reproducibility.


To overcome this hurdle, we have integrated a suite of open-source DIA tools in the Galaxy framework for reproducible and version-controlled data processing. The DIA suite includes OpenSwath, PyProphet, diapysef, and swath2stats. We have compiled functional Galaxy pipelines for DIA processing, which provide a web-based graphical user interface to these pre-installed and pre-configured tools for their use on freely accessible, powerful computational resources of the Galaxy framework. This approach also enables seamless sharing workflows with full configuration in addition to sharing raw data and results. We demonstrate the usability of an all-in-one DIA pipeline in Galaxy by the analysis of a spike-in case study dataset. Additionally, extensive training material is provided to further increase access for the proteomics community.


The integration of an open-source DIA analysis suite in the web-based and user-friendly Galaxy framework in combination with extensive training material empowers a broad community of researches to perform reproducible and transparent DIA data analysis.

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Fahrner, M., Föll, M.C., Grüning, B.A., Bernt, M., Röst, H., Schilling, O. (2022):
Democratizing data-independent acquisition proteomics analysis on public cloud infrastructures via the Galaxy framework
GigaScience 11 , giac005 10.1093/gigascience/giac005