Standardising Proteomics Data - the work of the HUPO Proteomics Standards Initiative
Sandra Orchard* and Henning Hermjakob
EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Sandra Orchard
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Received Date: April 03, 2008; Accepted Date: April 09, 2008; Published Date: April 20, 2008
Citation: Sandra O, Henning H (2008) Standardising Proteomics Data – the work of the HUPO Proteomics Standards Initiative. J Proteomics Bioinform 1: 003-005. doi:10.4172/jpb.1000002
Copyright: © 2008 Sandra O, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The HUPO Proteomics Standards initiative has dedicated the last 6 years to the design and implementation of common data reporting and exchange standards enabling the transfer of proteomics data from originator to collaborator to a final public repository immediately prior to publication. The user community is now benefiting from this work, with XML formats to exchange and import data into databases, allowing direct access and comparability irrespective of the originating instrumentation. Public repositories now allow researchers to view and search published experimental data and reference datasets are becoming available for benchmarking purposes. Collaborations between databases are exposing these datasets to an ever increasing audience and enabling exciting new science to be derived from existing data.