Dear recount team,
First of all, congratulations this great resource, which I am regularly using for training and research.
I have a problem with several studies (e.g. SRP042620), where the structure of the pheno table extracted from RData files downloaded from recount differs between transcript and gene datasets.
For the gene dataset, the characteristics field is a CompressedCharacteristics (as expected)
> phenoTable <- colData(rse_gene) ## phenotype per run > class(phenoTable$characteristics)  "CompressedCharacterList" attr(,"package")  "IRanges"
For the transcript dataset, it is a vector
> phenoTable <- colData(rse_tx) ## phenotype per run > class(phenoTable$characteristics)  "character"
Is there a way to fix this ?
Jacques van Helden