About this Research Topic
This Research Topic welcomes manuscripts aimed at defining best practices in statistics, machine learning, and computational modelling analyses. Papers should be concise and illustrate, in simple terms and with examples, the problems and bottlenecks of a given statistical and/or data analysis technique used in Systems Biology applications. Tutorial papers illustrating analysis computational/statistical/modelling pipelines are also accepted.
Examples from literature concerning sub-optimal and/or erroneous use and misuse of statistical techniques are welcome as long they are presented without author-shaming and with clear indications of how the original analysis can be improved. For these types of articles please select either General Commentary or Opinion articles.
General Commentary articles provide critical comments on a previous publication at Frontiers. And for articles published elsewhere; the Opinion article type allows authors to contribute viewpoints on the interpretation of recent findings in any research area, value of the methods used, as well as weaknesses and strengths of scientific hypotheses.
Papers should focus on existing tools. Papers dealing with novel methods should be submitted to the Data Model and Integration section.
Keywords: data analysis, statistics, modelling, machine learning, computational biology, multivariate data exploration
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.