Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Toward Data Standards for Proteomics Data



Veerasamy Ravichandran, Ram D. Sriram


Biologists have traditionally worked with relatively small data sets and shared results only with others working on similar biological systems. With the advent of genomics, and now proteomics, they are faced with exponentially growing sets of highly inter-related, heterogeneous, complex and rapidly evolving types of data. The lack of cohesion between heterogeneous proteomics data, resulting from the diverse structure and organization of independently produced data sets, poses a serious problem for progress in the field. We argue here that the adoption of consensus standards for the interpretation, handling and dissemination of specific types of protein data should be a priority for the proteomics community.
Nature Biotechnology


biological systems, data sets, data standards, heterogeneous proteomics, proteomics data


Ravichandran, V. and Sriram, R. (2005), Toward Data Standards for Proteomics Data, Nature Biotechnology, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created March 1, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017