MetABEL specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00237
Name MetABEL
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages R
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.2-0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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MetABEL citation

PMCID: 4532498

[…] independent datasets (breeds) was carried out using metabel v0.2.0 [39], a part of the r statistical suite v3.0.2 [38]. assuming the associated shared allelic effect being the same in each dataset, metabel performs a fixed effects meta-analysis, where each study is weighted according to the inverse of its’ squared standard error in order to maximise the power of discovery [46]. we created […]

MetABEL institution(s)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Statistical Genetics Group, Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
MetABEL funding source(s)
Supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-RFBR 047.016.009), the Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB), and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR).

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