The strengths of academic research are the ability to pioneer new, promising
technologies and the wealth of biological systems and knowledge. The
strengths of the private sector are access to substantial resources and expertise for
developing prototype technologies to full maturity, the channels to
distribute and support reagents, software tools, instrumentation, etc., and the
capacity to train scientists in the expert use of new technologies. The SPC
will implement diverse mechanisms - in part, in collaboration with for-profit
companies - to transfer, disseminate, commercialize technology and results,
and to protect intellectual property generated by the Center.
Non-commercial technology and data dissemination and data sharing.
The Center is committed to fostering open communication and reducing barriers
to the conduct of collaborative research within the project. Our goals are to
make certain that there is maximum leverage gained by the participants of the
Center and by the scientific community in general. Distribution of reagents
and other physical entities to the not-for-profit research community will be
done under terms of a general MTA that contains the elements that are
commonly accepted in the community. Distribution of materials to the
for-profit sector is not generally envisaged. However, they will have equal
access to the public parts of the Center website and databases.
Protocols: Protocols developed by the technology development
activities of the Center will be made available through publication and
through this website on an ongoing basis.
Jump to the Protocols page.
Software tools: The development of software tools for the analysis
and organization of proteome-related data is supported by the NHLBI. A
description of tools and their current status will be posted as they are
developed and become available. Software tools developed in the context of
the Center are treated like other "results"; they will be published and
potential IP will be secured. After that, the tools will be made generally
be made available through this website.
Jump to the Software page.
Proteomics Standards: Guidelines drafted by scientists, engineeers,
and bioinformaticians for preparing, reviewing, and publishing data, primarily
generated from MS/MS experiments that deal with the identification of proteins
Jump to the Proteomic Standards Guidelines.
Reagents: Reagents developed by the technology development
activities of the Center will be widely distributed to the research
community. This will be achieved by several mechanisms. Reagents of general
interest requiring technical support will be distributed through
commercialization. Selected reagents will be described on this website and
sent be available on request.
Databases: Protein data generated in the SPC will be organized in
the SBEAMS relational database. The first data entry will be a database of
human and mouse macrophage proteins.