The Universal Spectrum Identifier (USI) is an essential mechanism for the wide use of proteomics data provided by the ProteomeXchange (PX) repositories.
It has been discussed for a long time in the HUPO Proteomics Standards Initiative, to which jPOST member Prof. Kawano has contributed greatly.
The USI facilitates access to the huge amount of spectral data registered in the PX repositories, and is expected to make proteomics data is more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.
We expect that the USI leads to the use of jPOST data and contribute to research in the field of life science, including proteome research.
Universal Spectrum Identifier for mass spectra.
Eric W. Deutsch, Yasset Perez-Riverol, Jeremy Carver, Shin Kawano, Luis Mendoza, Tim Van Den Bossche, Ralf Gabriels, Pierre-Alain Binz, Benjamin Pullman, Zhi Sun, Jim Shofstahl, Wout Bittremieux, Tytus D. Mak, Joshua Klein, Yunping Zhu, Henry Lam, Juan Antonio Vizcaíno and Nuno Bandeira.
Nature Methods, 2021.