Table 1

Standards initiatives and XML formats for different experimental technologies
Data domain Guidelines Exchange format Standards initiative
Microarrays MIAME MAGE-ML, MINiML MGED society ( webcite)
Mass spectrometry MIAPE mzML, mzData, mzXML HUPO PSI-MS ( webcite)
Molecular interactions MIMIx PSI-MI HUPO PSI-MI ( webcite)
In situ hybridization / Immunohistochemistry MISFISHIE MISFISHIE.dtd MGED society ( webcite)
Cellular assays MIACA CAOM MIACA Standards Initiative ( webcite)
Quantitative PCR MIqPCR RDM RDML consortium ( webcite)
Genomic sequences MIGS RDM Genomics standards consortium ( webcite)
Systems biology / Pathways MIRIAM SBML, CellML, BioPAX ( webcite)

The example installation of DIPSBC incorporates many of these data and allows integrated indexing of primary and secondary data.

Dreher et al.

Dreher et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:85   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-85

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