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Quality Control

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  1. Quality Control Group Charter
  2. Group Structure
  3. Documents and websites
  4. Getting Involved

The PSI Quality Control workgroup is one of the working groups of the Proteomics Standards Initiative.

Quality Control Group Charter

The PSI-QC working group is composed of academic, government, and industry researchers, software developers, journal representatives, and instrument manufacturers. The main goal of the PSI-QC working group is to define a community data format and associated controlled vocabulary terms, facilitating data exchange and archiving of mass spectrometry derived quality control metrics.

If you want to know more, please visit here for our full group charter.

Group Structure (2021)

Role Current Incumbent
Chair David L. Tabb
Co-chair Mathias Walzer, Wout Bittremieux
Website Maintainer Mathias Walzer
MaxQuant liaison Chris Bielow

Documents and websites

Please find the collection of official documents on the group’s documents page.

You can find more information, metrics, software, and older versions of the mzQC format, term definitions, and metric designs on our HUPO-PSI GitHub page.

Getting Involved

If you would like to contribute to the work of the Quality Control workgroup, or just to receive the occasional email when a new version of a format becomes available, please contact us on psidev-qc-dev [at] or visit our GitHub repository.


The group’s collective gratitude is expressed to everyone involved in the creation of the specification document!

In addition to the specification document authors, the following people contributed to format development, reviewed the specification document, or tested mzQC:

  • Martin Eisenacher, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Juan Antonio Vizcaino, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
  • Steffen Neumann, IPB Halle
  • Nils Hoffmann, Bielefeld University
  • Tim Van Den Bossche, Ghent University
  • Julian Uszkoreit

We also want to thank Jinmeng Jia, Marina Pauw, Peter Crowther, Stefan Tenzer, Paul Brack, Weimin Zhu, Timo Sachsenberg, Eralp Dogu, and Axel Walter for contributing ideas and suggestions during the PSI-QC working group meetings.