Portable Encapsulated Projects
An open structure and toolkit for organizing large-scale, sample-intensive biological research projects.
What is a PEP?
A PEP, or Portable Encapsulated Project, is a dataset that subscribes to the PEP structure for organizing metadata. It is written using a simple yaml + tsv format that can be read by tools in the pep toolkit, including universal R and Python packages. pepkit is your one-stop solution to metadata management across data analysis environments.
Start by describing your project metadata in PEP format, and immediately benefit from metadata organization tools written in either R or Python.
Outsource sample metadata formatting and parsing by using our R or Python APIs, making your tool immediately applicable to any PEP-compliant project.