The simpliest way to add a description to your track is to add an
in each of your track stanzas to define the location of the html. For instance, adding
html https://genome.ucsc.edu/goldenPath/help/examples/hubExamples/templatePage.html would define this page as your track description page.
The description should help users understand the content of the tracks and reviews the concepts
or analysis represented. Often a publication abstract can provide a good description.
Example text: This track represents the Ensembl
Regulatory Annotation of regional function and activity in each of 17 human cell types. The Ensembl
Regulatory Build provides a genome-wide set of regions that are likely to be involved in gene regulation.
These regions are classified into six functional types (see below).
Display Conventions and Configuration
This section describes track configuration controls, or any special display conventions such as the
meaning of different colors in your tracks.
Example text: The colours used for each of the functional classification follow the agreed ENCODE
(Example from the
Ensembl Regulatory Build Public Hub)
- Bright Red - Predicted promoters
- Light Red - Predicted promoter flanking regions
- Orange - Predicted enhancers
- Blue - CTCF binding sites
- Gold - Unannotated transcription factor binding sites
- Yellow - Unannotated open chromatin regions
This section describes the methods used to generate and analyze the data and helps users
understand how the track data was produced and sometimes has subsections if useful.
First the data was processed with...
Then the data was processed with the X algorithm, which...
Please take note that with this method... For a full or a description of the methods used, refer to
Author et al. (2016) in the References section below.
Credits list the individuals and/or organizations who contributed to the collection and
analysis of the data. Be sure to include a preferred contact email address for users who have
questions concerning the data.
Example text: Data were generated and processed at the X Institute. For inquiries, please
contact us at the following address: info (at) X.institute.org
This section describes relevant literature references and/or websites that provide background
or supporting information about the data.
Zerbino DR, Johnson N, Juetteman T, Sheppard D, Wilder SP, Lavidas I, Nuhn M, Perry E, Raffaillac-
Desfosses Q, Sobral D et al.
Ensembl regulation resources.
Database (Oxford). 2016;2016.
PMID: 26888907; PMC: PMC4756621