The Human Proteome Organization's Proteomics Standards Initiative has unveiled a roadmap and timeline for integrating the open data format mzData with the Institute for Systems Biology's mzXML format to create a single standard.

The disclosure, made last week at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference in Seattle, comes one year after the PSI and ISB, with broad support from mass spec vendors, decided to merge the two formats.

The combined format, which will be called dataXML, is expected to be mostly completed by the end of the year.

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