CWL run of RNA-seq Analysis Workflow (CWLProv 0.5.0 Research Object)



This workflow adapts the approach and parameter settings of Trans-Omics for precision Medicine (TOPMed). The RNA-seq pipeline originated from the Broad Institute. There are in total five steps in the workflow starting from:

1. Read alignment using STAR which produces aligned BAM files including the Genome BAM and Transcriptome BAM.
2. The Genome BAM file is processed using Picard MarkDuplicates producing an updated BAM file containing information on duplicate reads (such reads can indicate biased interpretation).
3. SAMtools index is then employed to generate an index for the BAM file, in preparation for the next step.
4. The indexed BAM file is processed further with RNA-SeQC which takes the BAM file, human genome reference sequence and Gene Transfer Format (GTF) file as inputs to generate transcriptome-level expression quantifications and standard quality control metrics.
5. In parallel with transcript quantification, isoform expression levels are quantified by RSEM. This step depends only on the output of the STAR tool, and additional RSEM reference sequences.

For testing and analysis, the workflow author provided example data created by down-sampling the read files of a TOPMed public access data. Chromosome 12 was extracted from the Homo Sapien Assembly 38 reference sequence and provided by the workflow authors. The required GTF and RSEM reference data files are also provided. The workflow is well-documented with a detailed set of instructions of the steps performed to down-sample the data are also provided for transparency. The availability of example input data, use of containerization for underlying software and detailed documentation are important factors in choosing this specific CWL workflow for CWLProv evaluation.

This dataset folder is a CWLProv Research Object that captures the Common Workflow Language execution provenance, see or use
Date made available4 Dec 2018
PublisherMendeley Data

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