Ben Neely’s work is directly related to NIST’s core mission of supporting commerce by advancing and harmonizing measurement science as well as developing resources for stakeholders to accelerate research capabilities. His current research includes development of new materials for *omic applications and generating standardized proteomic data across non-model species as part of the CoMPARe Program (Comparative Mammalian Proteome Aggregator Resource). Acquiring high-quality *omic data from non-model organisms is especially exciting given the challenges of sequencing and annotating genomes, acquiring samples, and developing computational tools to compare results across species. His other primary focus is emerging proteomic applications, specifically working with stakeholders to optimize and standardize methods for data-independent acquisition and metaproteomic analysis. These projects are generating publicly available standardized methods, data, and data mining tools.