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ready Minimum Information about a Molecular Interaction Experiment

Abbreviation: MIMIx

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MIMIx is a community guideline advising the user on how to fully describe a molecular interaction experiment and which information it is important to capture. The document is designed as a compromise between the necessary depth of information to describe all relevant aspects of the interaction experiment, and the reporting burden placed on the scientist generating the data.

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Publication for citation  The minimum information required for reporting a molecular interaction experiment (MIMIx). Orchard S,Salwinski L,Kerrien S et al.; Nat Biotechnol ; 2007; 10.1038/nbt1324;

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The minimum information required for reporting a molecular interaction experiment (MIMIx).

Orchard S,Salwinski L,Kerrien S et al.
Nat Biotechnol 2007

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