I have encountered the same problem on GSE111368, there is no raw data there. Previously, the person in charge of uploading it insisted that the raw data was uploaded and was there. After I reported the issue to the editor of nature immunology, he finally admitted that the raw data is not available on the GEO website. However, he refused to share the raw data and claimed that per the requirement of GEO they are responsible to share raw data. Then I sent an email to GEO to check it since I saw that the raw data is required by GEO. Then GEO responded that they do accept non-normalized data in tabular format as an alternative to IDAT files.
To those who face the same problem, this should let them know why people don't give raw data from the beadarray.
This is the message from the uploader.
As per requirement from GEO, we do not have to upload .idats file anymore because it’s too large. The non-normalised data from GEO is good enough for you to start the analysis from beginning. It has raw intensity signals and detection P values.
This is the message from the GEO team.
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To be clear, we do accept non-normalized data in tabular format as an alternative to IDAT files. That said, we have written to the submitters of
GSE111368 to encourage them to add the IDAT files.
We will inform you upon receiving their response.
The GEO Team
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