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MetaboLights is a database for metabolomics studies, their raw experimental data and associated metadata. The database is cross-species and cross-technique and it covers metabolite structures and their reference spectra as well as their biological roles and locations. MetaboLights is the recommended metabolomics repository for a number of leading journals and ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life science information.

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Publication for citation  MetaboLights: a resource evolving in response to the needs of its scientific community. Haug K,Cochrane K,Nainala VC,Williams M,Chang J,Jayaseelan KV,O'Donovan C; Nucleic Acids Res ; 2019; 10.1093/nar/gkz1019;

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MetaboLights--an open-access general-purpose repository for metabolomics studies and associated meta-data.

Haug K., Salek RM., Conesa P., Hastings J., de Matos P., Rijnbeek M., Mahendraker T., Williams M., Neumann S., Rocca-Serra P., Maguire E., González-Beltrán A., Sansone SA., Griffin JL., Steinbeck C.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013

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The MetaboLights repository: curation challenges in metabolomics

Reza M. Salek, Kenneth Haug, Pablo Conesa, Janna Hastings, Mark Williams, Tejasvi Mahendraker, Eamonn Maguire, Alejandra N. González-Beltrán, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Susanna-Assunta Sansone and Christoph Steinbeck
Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation 2013

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MetaboLights: towards a new COSMOS of metabolomics data management.

Steinbeck C, Conesa P, Haug K, Mahendraker T, Williams M, Maguire E, Rocca-Serra P, Sansone SA, Salek RM, Griffin JL.
Metabolomics 2013

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Dissemination of metabolomics results: role of MetaboLights and COSMOS.

Salek RM, Haug K, Steinbeck C
GigaScience 2013

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MetaboLights: An Open-Access Database Repository for Metabolomics Data.

Kale NS,Haug K,Conesa P,Jayseelan K,Moreno P,Rocca-Serra P,Nainala VC,Spicer RA,Williams M,Li X,Salek RM,Griffin JL,Steinbeck C
Curr Protoc Bioinformatics 2016

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Automated assembly of species metabolomes through data submission into a public repository.

Salek RM,Conesa P,Cochrane K,Haug K,Williams M,Kale N,Moreno P,Jayaseelan KV,Macias JR,Nainala VC,Hall RD,Reed LK,Viant MR,O'Donovan C,Steinbeck C
Gigascience 2017

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MetaboLights: a resource evolving in response to the needs of its scientific community.

Haug K,Cochrane K,Nainala VC,Williams M,Chang J,Jayaseelan KV,O'Donovan C
Nucleic Acids Res 2019

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Grant Number(s)

  • 1U54GM114833-01 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • 634402 (European Commission Horizon2020 Programme)

  • 654241 (European Commission Horizon2020 Programme)

  • BB/M027635/1 (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK)

  • MR/L01632X/1 (Medical Research Council (MRC), London, UK)