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 (http://www.mged.org webcite)
Mass spectrometry MIAPE mzML, mzData, mzXML HUPO PSI-MS (http://www.psidev.info webcite)
Molecular interactions MIMIx PSI-MI HUPO PSI-MI (http://www.psidev.info webcite)
In situ hybridization / Immunohistochemistry MISFISHIE MISFISHIE.dtd MGED society (http://www.mged.org webcite)
Cellular assays MIACA CAOM MIACA Standards Initiative (http://miaca.sf.net webcite)
Quantitative PCR MIqPCR RDM RDML consortium (http://www.rdml.org webcite)
Genomic sequences MIGS RDM Genomics standards consortium (http://gensc.org webcite)
Systems biology / Pathways MIRIAM SBML, CellML, BioPAX Biomodels.net (http://biomodels.net/miriam 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

Open Data