Administration and inspection tools can be built against the analysis repository, which show information about specific analysis that was undertaken. These tools simply display the information about completed analysis runs. They can be searched, and the results fro each analysis can be retrieved. The above tool shows a view on the analysis repository that is used for all gene expression analysis runs, the type of chip is chosen using the top drop down menu, and then information about each analysis (e.g. descriptions of the chips that were analyzed) is shown. The federated repository allows for loose coupling between the web applications, administration tools and the analysis pipeline framework.