1. Which Data Submission Templates do you need?
    Please contact us by email at BISC_Helpdesk@niaid.nih.gov.
    The User Guide is a reference you can use to determine which templates need to be completed.
  2. Complete the templates that are needed.
    Note: Please save spreadsheet .xls templates as tab delimited .txt files.
  3. Create a .zip file that contains the files you want to submit (e.g. results, protocols, bioSamples template, experimentSamples template, etc.).
  4. Please check that you are using the latest version of the ImmPort data transfer templates.
ImmPort Research Data Class Purpose Spreadsheet Template Required Data to Complete Metadata Form XML Template Latest Version/
Date Available
Basic Study Describes a study in terms of title, goals, endpoints, subject grouping (arms or cohorts), personel, planned visits or encounters and protocols using a single worksheet.
A study design should be uploaded first.
basic_study_design.xls
  • Study User Defined ID
  • Title, Description, Endpoints, Arms or Cohorst, Personnel, Period, Planned Visit, Protocol
March 2012
Complete Study The multiple worksheet workbook that enables a detailed description of a study (especially useful for clinical studies). CompleteStudyDesign-V1.6.1.xlt
  • Study User Defined ID
  • Title, Description, Endpoints, Arms or Cohorts, Personnel, Period, Planned Visit, Protocol
September 2011
Protocols Lists the protocols associated with the study, subjects, samples, and experiments being submitted. Protocols may be PDF files, Word documents, excel or other file types. protocols.xls
  • Protocol User Defined ID
  • Protocol File Name
protocols.xml January 2010
Subjects Subjects may be patients or animals from which samples are taken for analysis. Two .xls templates (one for human and one for animal subjects) are available for recording subject information. There is one .xml file that can be used for human and animal subjects. In these files, treatment protocols used on the subjects can also be listed as well as many other details. subjectsHuman.xls
subjectsAnimal.xls
Human
  • User Defined ID
  • Gender
  • Protocol
  • Age
  • Age Unit
  • Age Event
  • Ethnicity
  • Race
  • Phenotype
  • Study Arm or Cohort
Animal
  • User Defined ID
  • Species Name
  • Protocol
  • Age
  • Age Unit
  • Age Event
  • Phenotype
  • Study Arm or Cohort
subjects.xml March 2012
Biological Samples Used to describe the types of samples taken from subjects or cell culture and processed for the experiment (i.e. organs, tissue, blood, plasma, cell culture name, etc.) and protocols used in the experiment. Other details about the samples can also be listed. bioSamples.xls
  • Biological Sample User Defined ID
  • Sample Type
  • Subject
  • Protocol
  • Study
  • Study Time Collected
  • Study Time Event
bioSamples.xml March 2012
Experiments Describes the type of experiment, measurement technique and links to protocols used in the experiment. experiments.xls
  • Experiment User Defined ID
  • Experiment Type
  • Measurement Technique
  • Protocol
experiments.xml January 2010
Assay Reagents Used for providing detailed information about the reagents used in an experiment. Since different analysis platforms employ very different reagents, the reagents.xls file contains several tabs for entering platform specific details of the reagents that were used. reagents.xls
  • Reagent User Defined ID
  • Assay Specific Details
reagents.xml January 2010
Assay Result Descriptions Used for listing the names of samples that were analyzed in the experiment (i.e. the names of tubes, wells in microtiter plate, tissue culture plates, array chip ID, etc.). Since ImmPort offers the ability to submit data for a number of immunological, proteomic and genomic analysis methods, several different spreadsheet template files are available for listing sample details for different experiment approaches.     experiment
Samples.xml
December 2010
ELISA Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
ELISA.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
ELISPOT Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
ELISPOT.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Flow Cytometry Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Flow_Cytometry.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • FCS Result file
  May 2011
Affymetrix Gene Expression Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Gene_Expression.Affymetrix.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • CEL File Name
  May 2011
GenePattern Gene Expression Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Gene_Expression.GenePattern.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • GCT FIle Name
  May 2011
Illumina GA Gene Expression Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Gene_Expression.Illumina_GA.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file (non-normalized)
  May 2011
Other Gene Expression Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Gene_Expression.Other.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Affymetrix Genotyping Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Genotyping.Affymetrix.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Illumina Genotyping Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Genotyping.Illumina.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Other Genotyping Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Genotyping.Other.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Hemaglutinnation Inhibition Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.HAI.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  March 2012
HLA Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.HLA.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Image Histology   experimentSamples.
Image_Histology.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
KIR Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.KIR.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Mass spectrometry Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Mass_Spectrometry.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Multiplex Bead Array Assays (MBAA) Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.MBAA.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
qRT-PCR Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.qRT-PCR.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011
Virus Neutralization Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.
Virus_Neutralization.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  March 2012
Other Results and Analysis   experimentSamples.Other.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Experiment
  • Protocol
  • Reagent
  • Biological Sample
  • Result file
  May 2011

HLA Typing System Templates Purpose Spreadsheet Template Required Data to Complete Metadata Form Latest Version/
Date Available
HLA Typing System Features Describes the nucleotide or protein features typed by HLA typing platform. HLA_Typing_System_
Features.xls
HLA Typing System User Defined ID January 2010
HLA Typing System Allele Ambiguity Describes whether a HLA typing system can type an allele unambiguously or not. Allows alleles to be grouped if they are ambiguously typed. HLA_Typing_System_
Allele_Ambiguity.xls
  • HLA Typing System
  • Locus Genotyped
  • Allele Name
  • Ambiguous/Unambiguous Status
January 2010

KIR Typing System Templates Purpose Spreadsheet Template Required Data to Complete Metadata Form Latest Version/
Date Available
KIR Typing System Allele Ambiguity Describes whether a KIR typing system can type an allele unambiguously or not. Allows alleles to be grouped if they are ambiguously typed. KIR_Typing_System_
Allele_Ambiguity.xls
  • KIR Typing System
  • Locus Genotyped
  • Allele Name
  • Ambiguous/Unambiguous Status
July 2012

ImmPort Results Templates Purpose Spreadsheet Template Required Data to Complete Form Latest Version/
Date Available
ELISA Derived Results and Analysis A form to describe ELISA results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. ELISA_Results.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Analyte
  • Calculated Concentration Value
  • Calculated Concentration Unit
  • Parent Specimen
December 2010
ELISPOT Derived Results and Analysis A form to describe ELISPOT results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. ELISPOT_Results.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Analyte
  • Number of Spots per Well
  • Base/Parent Population value
  • Base/Parent Population unit
December 2010
Flow Cytometry Derived Data A form to describe Flow Cytometry results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. FCM_derived_data.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Population Description
  • Population Definition
  • Population Cell Number
  • Base or Parent Population for Population Percentage
January 2010
HAI typing summary A form to describe HAI typing results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. HAI_Results.xls
  • Experiment Sample
  • Virus Strain
  • Titration Dilution Value
March 2012
HLA typing summary A form to describe HLA typing results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. HLA_Typing.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Population
January 2010
KIR typing summary- EBI format A form to describe KIR typing results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. KIR_Typing_Results_EBI_Results.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Population
July 2012
KIR typing summary- column format A form to describe KIR typing results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. KIR_Typing_Results_Column.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Population
July 2012
MBAA Derived Results and Analysis A form to describe MBAA results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. MBAA_Results.xls
  • Experiment Sample User Defined ID
  • Analyte
  • Calculated Concentration Value
  • Calculated Concentration Unit
  • Parent Specimen
December 2010
PCR Derived Results and Analysis A form to describe PCR results in a structure that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. PCR_Results.xls
  • Experiment Sample
  • Entrez Gene ID
  • Threshold cycles (Ct)
December 2010
Virus Neutralization Derived Results and Analysis A form to describe Virus Neutralization Derived Results and Analysis that can be interpreted by ImmPort to facilitate searching and display of results. Virus_Neutralization_Results.xls
  • Experiment Sample
  • Virus Strain
  • Titration Dilution Value
March 2012
Clinical Data Workbook A multiple worksheet workbook to capture lab test, subject assessment, substance use, and treatment information. ClinicalDataWorkbook-V6.3.xls
  • Study User Defined ID
September 2011


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