Guest Editors: Olga Vitek and Mark D. Robinson
Tools and methods are essential for all kinds of genomic and post-genomic studies. As increasing numbers of methods are published in certain fields, it can be difficult to keep track of best practices for their use. Large scale studies that benchmark these methods on a wide range of datasets can be extremely useful to the scientific community. Genome Biology has launched the special issue on Benchmarking Studies to provide a snapshot of methodological challenges of different methods and tools.