The publication describing the recount3 project (and related projects like Snaptron and the associated recount3 and snapcount Bioconductor packages) is out in the journal Genome Biology. This was a huge effort involving many researchers at Johns Hopkins University and beyond. But a very large share of the credit goes to Langmead-lab student Chris Wilks, who graduated in 2021. Congrats, Chris!
recount3 is a resource consisting of over 750,000 publicly available human and mouse RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) samples uniformly processed by our new Monorail analysis pipeline. To facilitate access to the data, we provide the recount3 and snapcount R/Bioconductor packages as well as complementary web resources. Using these tools, data can be downloaded as study-level summaries or queried for specific exon-exon junctions, genes, samples, or other features. Monorail can be used to process local and/or private data, allowing results to be directly compared to any study in recount3. Taken together, our tools help biologists maximize the utility of publicly available RNA-seq data, especially to improve their understanding of newly collected data. recount3 is available from http://rna.recount.bio.