Metabolomics Standards Workshop and the development of international standards for reporting metabolomics experimental results

Arthur L. Castle, Oliver Fiehn, Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, John C. Lindon

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Abstract

Informatics standards and controlled vocabularies are essential for allowing information technology to help exchange, manage, interpret and compare large data collections. In a rapidly evolving field, the challenge is to work out how best to describe, but not prescribe, the use of these technologies and methods. A Metabolomics Standards Workshop was held by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bring together multiple ongoing standards efforts in metabolomics with the NIH research community. The goals were to discuss metabolomics workflows (methods, technologies and data treatments) and the needs, challenges and potential approaches to developing a Metabolomics Standards Initiative that will help facilitate this rapidly growing field which has been a focus of the NIH roadmap effort. This report highlights specific aspects of what was presented and discussed at the 1st and 2nd August 2005 Metabolomics Standards Workshop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalBriefings in Bioinformatics
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Metabolic profiling
  • Metabolomics
  • Metabonomics
  • Minimum information standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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