PSI-MI TAB 2.8 (update)

1.) Original submission (for public and invited review)

An updated specification document of PSI-MI TAB (version 2.8) has been submitted to the PSI document process.

Aims of format and update: The ability to display molecular interactions in a single, unified PSI-MI XML format represented a milestone in the field
of molecular interactions. A tab-delimited format, MITAB, has proven more suitable for users requiring a simple, human-readable configuration.
Implementation of these standards by all leading molecular interaction databases has considerably contributed to data exchange, representation
and comparison. PSI-MI TAB format and PSI-MI controlled vocabulary have been extended to include additional terms representing aspects of causal interactions
for the representation and dissemination of signalling information. PSI-MITAB 2.7 has been extended by adding four more columns allowing the description of
signalling data and, therefore, updated to the new PSI-MITAB 2.8 version.

The proposed document version 2.8.0 DRAFT went through a 30-day public comments and external review phase until August 9th, 2021 (was delayed, because it was difficult to find reviewers). At least questions / comments of reviewers 2 and 3 will be send to them again for re-review.

Specification document and CV terms: attached to this website (see below)
Use case example: attached to this website (see below)

PLEASE SEND COMMENTS directly to martin.eisenacher: at : for example regarding the following criteria:

  • That it is well formed – that is, it is presented in accordance with the templates and is clearly written.
  • That it is sufficiently detailed and clearly contains and comprehensively describes the necessary and sufficient explanation of the format.

If you do not feel well placed to comment on this document, but know someone who may be, please consider forwarding this request.
There is no requirement that people commenting should have had any prior contact with the PSI.

     Many thanks for your valuable time and participation
        Martin Eisenacher (PSI Editor)