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The aim of the format is to present the results of a proteomics experiment in a computationally accessible overview. The aim is not to provide the detailed evidence for these results, or allow recreating the process which led to the results. Both of these functions are established through links to more detailed representations in other formats, in particular mzIdentML and mzQuantML. mzTab is meant to be a light-weight, tab-delimited file format for proteomics data. The target audience for this format are primarily researchers outside of proteomics. It should be easy to parse and only contain the minimal information required to evaluate the results of a proteomics experiment. One of the goals of this file format is that it, for example, should be possible for a biologist to open such a file in Excel and still be able to "see" the data. This format should also become a way to disseminate proteomics results through protocols such as DAS.


Countries that developed this resource Austria , China , Germany , Switzerland , United Kingdom , United States

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Record added: March 1, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Record updated: Sept. 24, 2018, 12:03 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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The mzTab data exchange format: communicating mass-spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics experimental results to a wider audience.

Griss J,Jones AR,Sachsenberg T,Walzer M,Gatto L,Hartler J,Thallinger GG,Salek RM,Steinbeck C,Neuhauser N,Cox J,Neumann S,Fan J,Reisinger F,Xu QW,Del Toro N,Perez-Riverol Y,Ghali F,Bandeira N,Xenarios I,Kohlbacher O,Vizcaino JA,Hermjakob H
Mol Cell Proteomics 2014

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Japan Proteome Standard Repository
jPOSTrepo (Japan ProteOme STandard Repository) is a data repository of sharing MS raw/processed data.

Mass Spectrometry Virtual Interactive Environment
MassIVE is a community resource developed by the NIH-funded Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry to promote the global, free exchange of mass spectrometry data. MassIVE datasets can be assigned ProteomeXchange accessions to satisfy publication requirements.

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