ms_lims, a simple yet powerful open source laboratory information management system for MS-driven proteomics

Proteomics. 2010 Mar;10(6):1261-4. doi: 10.1002/pmic.200900409.


MS-based proteomics produces large amounts of mass spectra that require processing, identification and possibly quantification before interpretation can be undertaken. High-throughput studies require automation of these various steps, and management of the data in association with the results obtained. We here present ms_lims (, a freely available, open-source system based on a central database to automate data management and processing in MS-driven proteomics analyses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Electronic Data Processing
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Mass Spectrometry* / methods
  • Proteomics / methods*
  • Software*