Users need to know the methods used by the miRNA target search and how to interpret the tool’s prediction score.
The knowledge discovery process depends on the correct interpretation of the methods used by the miRNA target search tool.
Insert a text area or a dedicated page to briefly describe the Methods used by the database to search for miRNA targets. A more in-depth description of the methods is usually present in the tool’s journal article, reinforcing the need to present the Citation together in the Informational Elements. The meaning of classification scores should be available.
Low interpretability of the results is one problem that affects users (Mullany et al., 2015). Thus, it is essential that users can quickly consult the Methods used for target prediction.
- Informational Elements from Bioinformatics IDP.
- Status and Statistics from Bioinformatics IDP.
- Citation from Bioinformatics IDP.
- Contact from Bioinformatics IDP.
- FAQ from UI Patterns.
- Methods and prediction scores used are explained in a dedicated FAQ section.
- Methods used are briefly explained at the bottom of the main page.
- Citation provides the source for an in-depth explanation.
- The explanation of how to interpret the p-value is available in the Data Presentation.
Mullany, Lila E., Roger K. Wolff, and Martha L. Slattery. “Effectiveness and usability of bioinformatics tools to analyze pathways associated with miRNA expression.” Cancer informatics 14 (2015): CIN-S32716.