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SRA Metadata

The sequence read archive (aka short read archive) SRA metadata is complex! This is a brief guide to help you navigate it.

One key thing to remember is that:

A project (SRP) has one or more samples. However, projects are in the table called study.
A sample (SRS) has one or more experiments (SRX).
An experiment has one or more runs (SRR).

[source: davetang.org]

What you really want are the runs, and this is how you can get them!

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