After synchronized journal publication the specification document has been resubmitted on April 18th, 2018 and comments requesting changes by the three reviewers have been checked by the editor.
Document was finalized on April 5th, 2018.
1.) Original submission (after steering group review)
There has been a submission to the PSI Document Process by the Molecular Interactions workgroup updating the PSI-MI format to version 3.0.0 (from long-time stable XML 2.5, released 2005).
After having passed a review of the PSI steering group with minor changes, the proposed document version 3.0.0 DRAFT now goes through 60-days public comments and external review phase (end: 29th September 2017).
Purpose of the format (excerpt from the spec. doc.): “The existing XML standard (PSI-MI XML2.5) has proven to be, and will continue to be, capable of capturing the vast majority of molecular interaction data, which are generated by techniques such as protein complementation assays, affinity capture, biophysical measurements and enzyme assays. However, use cases have arisen which cannot be adequately described within this XML schema, for example allosteric interactions, abstracted interactions and dynamic interactions. In order to meet these specialist use cases, a new version of the XML format has been developed, PSI-MI XML3.0.”
Specification document: see below as attachment of this page
Schema MIF300.xsd: https://github.com/HUPO-PSI/miXML/blob/master/3.0/src/MIF300.xsd
Schema documentation (Schema browser): https://rawgit.com/HUPO-PSI/miXML/master/3.0/doc/MIF300.html
Schema documentation and use case examples (as Word docs.):
See appendix documents
(details of appendices' content in the spec. doc. and below).
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- 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.
- That the examples are in accordance with the specification.
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Many thanks for your valuable time and participation
Martin Eisenacher (PSI Editor)
After the public and invited review phase comments have been received from three invited reviewers => request: “minor changes” from the authors which the editor will review after resubmission - no further review by invited reviewers and the public
Example files showing how the schema meets each of the use cases listed in section 1.3. Note, all examples available in the IntAct database (www.ebi.ac.uk/intact) unless otherwise stated