The Metabolite ID Task Group Needs Your Help!

Request for community feedback for revised reporting standards for metabolite annotation and identification

Dear Metabolomics User,

The Metabolite Identification Task Group of the Metabolomics Society have assessed and revised reporting standards for metabolite annotation/identification based on metabolite structure and experimental evidence provided. These have developed from the 2007 original reporting standards published by Sumner and colleagues. The Metabolomics Society and this task group would like to receive feedback on the revised reporting standards from the future users of the reporting standards, you. The reporting standards can be viewed in this PDF.

Feedback can be provided on this simple form:

We look forward to receiving your input and acting on this feedback.

Many thanks in advance,

The Metabolite Identification Task Group of the Metabolomics Society


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