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Participant (data model entity)

Geraldine_VdAuweraGeraldine_VdAuwera Cambridge, MAMember, Administrator, Broadie admin
edited October 2017 in Dictionary

In the FireCloud data model, a Participant entity represents a person enrolled in a study. The participant metadata should be structured as follows:

  • first column: entity:participant_id (key)
  • subsequent columns: entity attributes
  • exactly one row per entity in the file

You should always load participant metadata before attempting to load additional entities (such as samples or participant sets) that refer to the participants.


Example of Participant metadata load file


entity:participant_id disease gender age clinical_xml
TCGA-5M-AAT4 COAD M 53 gs://TCGA/tcga-5m-aat4.xml
TCGA-NH-A8F8 COAD M 67 gs://TCGA/tcga-nh-a8f8.xml
TCGA-5M-AAT5 COAD F 50 gs://TCGA/tcga-5m-aat5.xml
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