MIAPEGelDB, a web-based submission tool and public repository for MIAPE gel electrophoresis documents

J Proteomics. 2008 Jul 21;71(2):249-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2008.06.005. Epub 2008 Jun 14.


The HUPO Proteomics Standards Initiative (PSI) defines standards for data representation in proteomics to facilitate data exchange and comparison, and quality assessment. A set of minimum reporting requirements, called MIAPE (for Minimum Information About a Proteomics Experiment) is provided to ensure consistency of data set annotation. Like the MIAME reporting requirements for transcriptomics, it is anticipated that journal editors will soon require such annotation for published data sets, simplifying further mining of data. Therefore, tools for data entry and public repositories for long-term storage will be needed. MIAPEGelDB is a public repository and a web-based data entry tool for documents conforming to the MIAPE gel electrophoresis guidelines. It aims to guide authors through the publication of the minimal set of information for their proteomics experiments using a clear, sequential interface. After publication by their author, documents in MIAPEGelDB can be viewed in HTML or plain text formats, and further used through stable URL links from remote resources. MIAPEGelDB is accessible at: http://miapegeldb.expasy.org/.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet
  • Proteomics* / methods
  • Proteomics* / standards
  • Software