Common interchange standards for proteomics data: Public availability of tools and schema. Report on the Proteomic Standards Initiative Workshop, 2nd Annual HUPO Congress, Montreal, Canada, 8–11th October 2003

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The Proteomics Standards Initiative (PSI) aims to define community standards for data representation in proteomics and to facilitate data comparision, exchange and verification. To this end, a Level 1 Molecular Interaction XML data exchange format has been developed which has been accepted for publication and is freely available at the PSI website (http.//psidev.sf.net/). Several major protein interaction databases are already making data available in this format. A draft XML interchange format for mass spectrometry data has been written and is currently undergoing evaluation whilst work is ongoing to develop a proteomics data integration model, MIAPE.

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