standards

Open source software libraries for reading, and for some writing, mzML

An important aspect is that metabolomics studies might comprise many raw data files, so the conversion from the vendor formats should not involve expensive manual intervention to add information beyond what is already stored in the instrument software. Furthermore, command line converters are easier to incorporate into local data processing pipelines. For bioinformaticians developing either software or databases, it is highly recommended to use existing I/O parsing software and libraries.

COSMOS - COordination of Standards in MetabOlomicS

Welcome to COSMOS

8 October 2012 marks the launch of a global effort to enable free and open sharing of metabolomics data. Coordinated by Dr Christoph Steinbeck of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, COSMOS (Coordination of Standards in Metabolomics) will bring together European data providers to set and promote community standards that will make it easier to disseminate metabolomics data through life science e-infrastructures. This Coordination Action has been financed with €2 million by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme.