MS-based proteomics produces large amounts of mass spectra that require processing, identification and possibly quantification before interpretation can be undertaken. High-throughput studies require automation of these various steps, and management of the data in association with the results obtained. We here present ms_lims (http://genesis.UGent.be/ms_lims), a freely available, open-source system based on a central database to automate data management and processing in MS-driven proteomics analyses.
Helsens K, Colaert N, Barsnes H, Muth T, Flikka K, Staes A, et al. ms_lims, a simple yet powerful open source laboratory information management system for MS-driven proteomics. Proteomics. 2010 Mar;10(6):1261-1264.