Protein Modification Working Group Charter

Submitted: 2018-12-05


1.Administrative Section

Status (New/Update): New

Group Name:

A group name should be reasonably descriptive or identifiable.  Additionally, the group must define an acronym (maximum of 8 printable ASCII characters) to reference the group in the PSI directories, mailing lists, and general documents.  The name and acronym must not conflict with any other PSI name and acronym.


HUPO PSI Protein Modifications Working Group (PSI-MOD WG)

Chair (with affiliation and current email address):

Pierre-Alain Binz, CHUV – Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne Switzerland (


Co-Chairs (1 or 2) (with affiliation and current email address):

Sylvie Ricard-Blum, Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France (

Richard LeDuc, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (



Birgit Meldal, EBI, Hinxton, UK (


Other officers (optional) (with affiliation and current email address):

Editor(s): Luana Licata, University of Rome, Rome, Italy (


Minimal Reporting Requirements Coordinator(s): n.a.


Ontology Coordinator(s): Richard LeDuc or one of his developers


Web site Maintainer(s): tbd


Mailing list:


2.Description and objectives


Focus and Purpose


The PSI-MOD working group is composed of academic and government researchers, as well as software developers. The main goal of the PSI-PI working group is to develop and maintain PSI-MOD, an ontology for protein residue modifications.


Current projects of the PSI-PI working group are:

  • Ongoing maintenance and enhancement of PSI-MOD.
  • Collaborate with resources that uses PSI-MOD to optimise its usage.
  • Work together with other similar and complementary resources




Goal 1: Revisit the set of fields and information types necessary to curate PSI-MOD.


Goal 2: Clean and update the current version


Goal 3: Revisit the curation platform (modus vivendi, curation rules, update policies).


Goal 4: Maintain and update PSI-MOD Ontology


Website: (and links therein)


Collaborative software development environment: