ms_lims, a simple yet powerful open source laboratory information management system for MS-driven proteomics



MS-based proteomics produces large amounts of mass spectra that require processing, identification and possibly quantification before interpretation can be undertaken. High-throughput studies require automation of these various steps, and management of the data in association with the results obtained. We here present ms_lims (, a freely available, open-source system based on a central database to automate data management and processing in MS-driven proteomics analyses.