Chapter 2 BioCompute Objects

The BioCompute Object standard is an emerging standard that aims to facilitate the communication of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analyses by providing a structured way for documenting and communicating complex analyses as commonly seen in bioinformatics and precision medicine applications. The BCO standard defines 33 fields across nine domains (ex. identification and execution domains). The BCO JSON file is designed to be both human and machine readable. BCO App supports BioCompute specification v1.3.0. See the appendix or the BioCompute Object website for additional details.