The minimum information about a proteomics experiment (MIAPE)

Nat Biotechnol. 2007 Aug;25(8):887-93. doi: 10.1038/nbt1329.


Both the generation and the analysis of proteomics data are now widespread, and high-throughput approaches are commonplace. Protocols continue to increase in complexity as methods and technologies evolve and diversify. To encourage the standardized collection, integration, storage and dissemination of proteomics data, the Human Proteome Organization's Proteomics Standards Initiative develops guidance modules for reporting the use of techniques such as gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. This paper describes the processes and principles underpinning the development of these modules; discusses the ramifications for various interest groups such as experimentalists, funders, publishers and the private sector; addresses the issue of overlap with other reporting guidelines; and highlights the criticality of appropriate tools and resources in enabling 'MIAPE-compliant' reporting.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Protein / standards*
  • Gene Expression Profiling / standards*
  • Genome, Human / genetics*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / standards*
  • Internationality
  • Proteomics / standards*
  • Research / standards*