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MassBank - High Quality Mass Spectral Database

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Centres

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Contributing organisations

Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie (IPB) , Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology , Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine - University of Luxembourg

Keywords

database mass spectrometry

Research field

Earth & Environment

Funding

UFZ

Programming Languages

Java, perl

License

GPL-2.0-or-later

Costs

free

Cite

10.5281/zenodo.5775684

Contact

massbank@massbank.eu

Resources

MassBank in a nutshell

MassBank is an open source mass spectral library for the identification of small chemical molecules of metabolomics, exposomics and environmental relevance. The vast majority of MassBank contents now features high-resolution mass spectrometry data, although all kinds of mass spectral data are accepted. A range of search options are available for browsing the data. The MassBank library is based on text file records containing the record metadata and the mass spectral information in the MassBank record format. All data is archived on GitHub and Zenodo; the code is also on GitHub. The MassBank library can be downloaded in different formats such as text records, database files (sql) and MSP files.

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MassBank is maintained and developed by the MassBank consortium and is hosted at the UFZ (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany).



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