The Spanish National Network of Proteomic Facilities--ProteoRed has been created as an initiative for the coordination, integration and development of the proteomics facilities and laboratories distributed throughout Spain. ProteoRed's main objective is to give support to the scientific community allowing them wide access to emerging proteomics technologies and thus encouraging the science of proteomics. In addition, standardization of protocols and robustness of workflows are addressed by multi-centric laboratory activities. Educational, training and dissemination issues are part of the core activities of ProteoRed. To reach these objectives, specific activities have been developed through six working groups (WG1-WG6) covering functional, technical, educational and scientific aspects of proteomics.