Indicates the scale, or type, of information that the study is designed to generate from the sample material.

  • Whole: the project makes use of the whole sample material (most common case). Use this for whole genome sequencing studies, transcriptome studies that are not targeting specific loci, epigenetic studies of a genome, and metagenomes or unbiased transcriptome studies of metagenomes.
  • CloneEnds: capturing clone end data.
  • Exome: capturing exon-specific data.
  • TargetedLocusLoci: capturing specific loci (gene, genomic region, bar code standard).
  • RandomSurvey: not using whole sample, an incomplete survey of the sample.
  • Other: specify the scale or type of the captured material when none of the above options are correct for your study.