During a discussion with my supervisor about a goal to publish a paper within the next 3 months, she told me we may not have time to do any experimental validation. I've only just finished my first year experience as a post grad so I'm very new as a bioinformatician. I have always assumed that 100% of bioinformatics projects require experimental validation before they will be accepted for publication. However my supervisor says no, there are lots of publications that basically say..."this is the data ... this is the pipeline we developed ... this is what we found" ....with no experimental validation of the findings.
I'd appreciate thoughts from some of the more experienced biostars. I know we cant put a number on it but is it really that common that bioinf papers dont need validation experimentally?
Thanks in advance,