Share the Data: Making Large-Scale Proteomics Data Widely Available - Bio-IT World
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored a summit in Amsterdam (August 2008) for members of the proteomics community to define policies and practices that would govern the public release of proteomic data. The resulting Amsterdam Principles provide recommendations for rapid proteomics data release and sharing policies, and includes guidelines for timing, comprehensiveness, formatting, deposition to repositories, quality metrics, and responsibility for data release (PMID: 19344107)....Several repositories have begun to work together, forming the ProteomExchange to provide a formal mechanism for exchanging data sets and their annotations between resources and providing a universal accession number for data....To fuel progress in proteomics research, data sharing cannot be voluntary. It is up to scientists, journals, and funding agencies to take steps to ensure that all parties adhere to the standards for data release...."