At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2006
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: International


Over the last few years, the field of proteomics has evolved into a prolific data producer. As a result, various databases that collect and redistribute the acquired data have been established. While data format standards for quantitative proteomics have now been defined and implemented with significant contribution from the recently completed EU ProDaC grant, standards for quantitative proteomics are still lacking. This simultaneous creation of multiple repositories and databases, and lack of standards for quantitative proteomics, result in a fragmentation of data and cause confusion for data submitters and users alike. Based on consortium expertise in the operation of large-scale proteomics repositories (PRIDE, PeptideAtlas, Tranche, Peptidome), we aim to implement the next step: regular data exchange among major international proteomics resources. In parallel, we will further develop standards (mzQuantML) for the dynamic field of quantitative mass spectrometry.


The main objectives of ProteomExchange are user-oriented: (i) to provide a single point of data submission to the user; (ii) to ensure data availability in all of the different member databases; (iii) to use community standard formats to represent the data so it becomes accessible to all regardless of data origin; and (iv) to provide added value through different views on the same data, from repositories to derived search tools.

Points of Contact


Institute for Systems Biology
Administrative contact: Trudy Adkins
North 34th Street 1441, Seattle, United States
Tel: +1-206-732-1222
Fax: +1-206-732-1222

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Administrative contact: Christine Koch
South Street 3003 1068, Ann Arbor, United States
Tel: +1-734-764-7250
Fax: +1-734-763-4053

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Administrative contact: Tom Ratcliff
Meyerhofstrasse 1, Heidelberg, Germany
Tel: +44-122-349-4528
Fax: +44-122-349-4468

Sponsors & Partners

The University of Liverpool

VIB (Belgium)

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich (Switzerland)

University of Michigan

Integromics SL ITG (Spain)

Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Germany)

Geneva Bioinformatics (Genebio) SA (Switzerland)

Wiley-Vch Verlag GMBH & Co KGAA (Germany)

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superioir De Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)

Scientific Network Management SL (Spain)

Institute for Systems Biology

Last Updated: 04/22/2016

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